posted on Dec, 31 2012 @ 02:18 AM
Originally posted by jtap66
The fact that people still believe in this moon hoax stuff just baffles me.
Hasn't all this crap been debunked enough?
No it hasn't. The debunkers just make up false explanations. For example, they claim that astronauts are lit up in shadows because the moon's surface
reflects light up to illuminate them. But this cannot be true for several reasons:
1) The moon's average albedo (luminosity) is only between 7 - 12 percent, which is comparable to that of asphalt (used in cement freeways) on Earth.
Thus it could not illuminate someone standing in a shadow from the ground up like a light bulb would.
See the albedo of various types of cement pavements here: www.pavement.com...
Documented info on the moon’s average 7 - 12 percent albedo:
This Universe Today article above even acknowledges that the moon’s surface is not very bright.
“So, how does the Moon albedo compare to other objects in the Solar System? As bright as the Moon looks from our perspective here on Earth,
the Moon’s albedo is actually pretty low. The object with the highest albedo in the Solar System is Saturn’s moon Enceladus, which has an albedo
of 0.99, which means that it’s covered with very reflective snow and ice. The Moon is much more similar to a very dark object, like an asteroid. The
darkest asteroids in the Solar System have an albedo of 0.06. That’s pretty close to 0.”
2) If the lunar surface were bright enough to light up someone standing in shadows, it would be glaringly bright like snow under sunlight (which is
why skiers wear sunshades) or at least somewhat bright and glowing. But as we can see in the Apollo photos and videos, it was not. Instead, the lunar
surface appeared rather dark and grayish. It did not glow at all.
3) In the Apollo videos, the astronauts descending the ladder are not lit up in the shade.
Therefore, this explanation by Apollo defenders does not hold water and is a false explanation. Moon hoax investigator and filmmaker Jarrah White
exposed the fraudulent experiments conducted by the Mythbusters on this issue, which you can see on YouTube by doing a search for “Moonfaker
mythbusters” and “Moonfaker Reflect on this”. Additionally, two Russian scientists also exposed the Mythbusters fraud, and ran tests proving
that the photos of well lit astronauts standing in the shadows could not have been due to the albedo of the lunar surface. See their report here:
edit on 31-12-2012 by Eurofile007 because: (no reason given)