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was the moon landing a fake?
Posted: 12 August 2007 11:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 122 ]
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Accipiter - 13 August 2007 02:29 AM

Well, you know that you can’t trust those Aussies. . .hanging around on the underside of the planet, doing who knows what on their own private continent. . .

Well here in Melbourne we’ve got all the great coffee shops and restaurants. There’s the Redback Brewerie although I haven’t been there.  Redback beer (made in Western Australia) is really great. I’ve still got a couple of Redback beers in the fridge.

Getting back on topic. Whoever thinks the Moon Landings were a hoax is being very naughty or misguided.

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Posted: 13 August 2007 07:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 123 ]
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Accipiter - 13 August 2007 02:29 AM

Well, you know that you can’t trust those Aussies. . .hanging around on the underside of the planet, doing who knows what on their own private continent. . .

*lies in wait, hoping for a diatom to wander past*

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Posted: 13 August 2007 08:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 124 ]
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Accipiter - 13 August 2007 02:29 AM

Well, you know that you can’t trust those Aussies. . .hanging around on the underside of the planet, doing who knows what on their own private continent. . .

As long as they keep guard against the Ruskies over the Antarctic.

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Posted: 13 August 2007 08:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 125 ]
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Posted: 13 August 2007 08:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 126 ]
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Peter - 13 August 2007 12:43 PM

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Posted: 13 August 2007 10:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 127 ]
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Of course we’ve been to the moon! Otherwise where does Moon Sand come from?!

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Posted: 18 July 2009 04:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 128 ]
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Hey everyone.  First time poster; seems like an entertaining site.  Now, regarding the moon landing I have been wondering for years that wouldn’t the best way to prove whether or not we were there be to take a look at the moon through a telescope and see if we can see all the stuff that they would have left behind?  Unless they landed on the side of the moon that doesn’t face the earth we should be able to see SOMETHING that was left up there…if we were there.

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Posted: 18 July 2009 06:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 129 ]
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The problem is that the average telescope isn’t able to see things that small on the moon’s surface.  Remember, even the lunar lander itself was small; everything had to fit into the nose of one of those rockets.  What with the level of magnification and resolution needed in the telescope and the distortion caused by the atmosphere, I’m really not sure if even the big fancy telescopes that the big fancy observatories use could see the stuff (our friend LaMa here and his network of fellow astronerds ( wink ) would probably know more about that than I do).

And even if the big fancy telescopes that the big fancy observatories use could see the stuff, then they probably wouldn’t bother.  Those telescopes are expensive to use and also are in great demand with astronomers.  They have some pretty long waiting lists of people wanting to use the things, and most of the things that the astronomers want to look at are only visible for a few hours a day at most.  So I really, really doubt that an astronomer who has finally managed to get some time on one of those telescopes is going to be spending that time casually sightseeing.  And the telescopes in orbit, such as the Hubble Space Telescope, are going to be even more so like that.

That leaves the spacecraft that have been sent to the moon since the lunar landings, such as the Galileo and Hiten and Lunar Prospector spacecraft.  Of those that made the journey successfully, only a few had cameras.  And many of those cameras weren’t ordinary cameras, but were instead highly specialised ones that wouldn’t take pictures like we’re used to.  And of those that had cameras that took ordinary photos, they were generally set up for mapping the moon’s surface.  They had resolution good enough for that, but not for seeing anything like the lunar modules.

Chang’e 1 had a resolution of a whopping 120 meters per pixel.
SMART-1 had a resolution of 80 meters per pixel.
Clementine’s camera had a resolution of at best 25 meters per pixel.
SELENE had a resolution of 10 meters per pixel.
Chandrayaan-1, which is circling the moon right now I think, has a resolution of 5 meters.

The Apollo lunar landers, which are of course the largest of the items that the astronauts left behind, have a diameter of 4.27 meters.

Notice the problem there?

We have only just recently gotten a camera there that was of sufficient resolution to show the landing sites.  Of course, since it was a space program that sent that satellite there, took the pictures, and then released them to the public, and since the conspiracy theorists claim that the world’s space programs are all in on the plot, that evidence will mean absolutely nothing to the dedicated conspiracy theorist.

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Posted: 19 July 2009 10:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 130 ]
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spaceman - 21 December 2005 12:43 AM

I think it was

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Really Beasjt.**

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Posted: 20 July 2009 08:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 131 ]
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Randy - 11 August 2007 09:09 AM

This Message is long but worth reading.

I have some kids at school who are always saying that they really landed on the moon. And I am a Kid myself and I believe that they hoaxed it! I asked them questions like ’ these shadows aren’t parallel?’ or ’ how can you make a clear footprint on the moon without water?’ Listen to some answers.

Q: You cannot make a clear footprint on the moon without any water? How is this Possible?
A: The Dropped their water on the moon and then put the footprint on that area.
Q: How did 3 men go to the moon in a Lunar lander the same size as them?
A: It wasn’t small. It was as big as 100 elephants!
Q: How come there’s no stars in the sky?
A: The moon is above the stars
Q: How come this area is bright and the other areas are Dark
A: The dark areas are the edge of the moon
Q: How did they get to the moon without the good technology?
A: Their Technology was better than today’s
Q: How did they get past the Radiation Belt?
A: They had super fast rocket boost!

These Answers are stupid, aren’t they?

What scares me the most about this guy’s posting… and hopefully I’m wrong, but it sounds as if this guy might be a teacher? It “really scares me” that someone this ignorant and close minded might actually be in charge of “educating” children.

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Posted: 20 July 2009 10:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 132 ]
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Mark-N-Isa - 21 July 2009 12:10 AM

What scares me the most about this guy’s posting… and hopefully I’m wrong, but it sounds as if this guy might be a teacher? It “really scares me” that someone this ignorant and close minded might actually be in charge of “educating” children.

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Randy - 12 August 2007 04:34 AM

I have even asked my teacher!

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