posted on May, 13 2013 @ 04:07 PM
Originally posted by arianna
reply to post by eriktheawful
So erik, you consider yourself to be an expert on lunar matters. Well, that makes two of us.
What's wrong with using a process in Photoshop to find answers to things that should be of great concern to people. Were the Apollo 11 astronauts
'warned' to get off the moon? If so, by whom and how was the warning given? Did a couple of lunarians walk up to the astronauts and tell them
verbally to get lost or was the presence of their huge spacecraft enough for the message to come back to earth that a moonbase is out of the question.
It's questions like these that prompts my desire to find out exactly what is on the lunar surface and to find out if we are being given the correct
visual information by the space-science communities which, to be quite honest, after years of visual examination and analysis of many of the images
from Mars and the moon I do not think we are.
And BTW, I still have the original enhancement to post as the image shown above is the darkened version. Another thing you may not have realized is
that you will not be able to see the structural features on the surface using an optical telescope. There would be too much distortion due to our
atmosphere. Now, if you could hitch a lift in the ISS that might help to get a clearer picture of the lunar surface.
edit on 13-5-2013 by arianna because: added text
I'm afraid you are a bit mistaken. Our atmosphere has nothing to do with not being able to resolve details of any structures on the moon.
It's called Resolution Power and is a very simple law of optics.
Resolution depends upon the size of any object and it's distance. The ISS can resolve some very impressive pictures of nebula that are hundreds of
light years away. But that is also because the size of those nebula are measured in light years.
The moon on the other hand, while a lot closer, still averages about a quarter of a million miles away, and is in itself rather small.
In order for the ISS to give us the same amount of detail that the LROC does, it would need a primary mirror the size of a football field.
So no, even the ISS would not be able to see small things on the surface of the moon.
But, if there were a very large, sprawling complex structure on the near side of the moon, both the ISS and ground base telescopes would be able to
see something like that (IE a city on the moon).
I'm not trying to change your mind. You have demonstrated over and over and over here on ATS that you will not follow the scientific method for
discovery. You have decided that there MUST be something there to find, and that is faulty thinking.
A true researcher goes in with the thought of: there MIGHT be something there. And then accepts the data as it stands, even if it shows nothing.
They don't manipulate that data until they get something that they want to see.