posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 11:36 AM
Sigh. Read this quote from the NASA
Both Earth and the moon have been increased in brightness for easy visibility; in addition, brightness of the moon has been increased relative to
the Earth, and the brightness of the E ring has been increased as well.
'in addition, brightness of the moon has been increased relative to the Earth'
Meaning they literally made the moon appear larger relative to Earth, which is a pretty arbitrary manipulation.
Perhaps they were compelled to do it because the Moon appeared to be too small as mentioned. I don't think people would find anything wrong with that
but if the Cassini picture team thought the Moon should look prettier than a mere dot, they should've gotten the scale right.