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Wow! That was so LAME!
No disrespect to the OP, I'm not knocking the thread. My point is, WTH are these people doing with Americas money? Did someone pay for that crap?
The cameras that took the images for the movie are located near the pointed tip of one of the spacecraft's three solar-array arms. They are part of Juno's Magnetic Field Investigation (MAG) and are normally used to determine the orientation of the magnetic sensors.
It strikes me very odd that There has been technology available to do this, and to do it better, since 1966. You know, when Howard Hughes was running a monopoly on telecom satellites along with the Apollo propaganda movies, both industries, telecom and propaganda (read: publicity) Hughes was intimately involved with from the very beginning of his 1938 round the world record flight using Top Secret US Army "computer" navigation device, a "robot did most of the flying."
Why is this considered the "First Video Ever Of The Moon Orbiting Earth"? These science propaganda movies should have been made back in the 1960's... I just wonder why now they have come out with these images...
As star trackers, the cameras were not designed for imaging the planets. This sequence exists because of their serendipitous placement on the spacecraft -- situated on Juno's magnetometer boom, at the end of one of the craft's large solar arrays. The cameras happened to be pointed in Juno's direction of motion during the flyby, allowing this movie sequence to be obtained.
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Right, because Selfie's are just things that are always left out by the brightest minds around.
Or, could it just be that an agenda to make sure nothing like that can ever be seen.
Dam people I take better pictures of the moon with my Panasonic GH3 than I can find available for the public, no, no conspiracy here, In fact, none are ANYWHERE.
I suppose that they had to spend most of the money on other more important things than a good camera seeing they are heading way out there ...You would think though that a bunch of people could chip in for a good camera ...It sure would be nice to see real clear pictures of our earth ..
That's makes me feel how utterly alone we are in the universe.