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(New York Daily News)   40 years later, new photos show US flags still on lunar sound stage   (nydailynews.com) divider line 11
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2012-07-30 10:13:22 AM  
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2012-07-30 09:11:22 PM  
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Artemus_Hackwell: Mr Guy: EvilEgg: Those blotches prove nothing, they look virtually indistinguishable from the other splotches. Am I supposed to take some needle-dicked scientist's word for what they are?

They should have provided a short animated GIF, since it's the sundial effect that demonstrates the flags are actually still there.

I thought I had read the ascent exhaust knocked the (or one of) the flag(s) down? If so was it re erected via a later missions or as later missions were in disparate locations did later missions each plant their own U.S. flag?


That was Apollo 11 that knocked the flag down on takeoff, but the other Apollo missions apparently learned from Buzz and Neil and planted the flag a little farther away from the return module.
2012-07-30 06:29:33 PM  
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meanmutton: I've never understood the moon landing deniers. During the moon landing, the astronauts were sending back a continuous stream of radio signals. Signals that everyone everywhere could pick up. A Russian astronomer in Leningrad and another in Moscow could easily calculate where the signals were coming from and could exactly map the entire trip based solely on those signals.

If the US never went to the moon landing, why didn't the Soviets call bullshiat at the time?


Don't even need that.

They left prism mirrors on there so we could do science. We still use them today.
2012-07-30 01:12:16 PM  
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Laser_Ranging_experiment

Still in use today. But if that's not enough proof:
imgs.xkcd.com

It could be worse. This thread could be on YouTube.
imgs.xkcd.com
2012-07-30 11:51:02 AM  
1 votes:

Nem Wan: Mr Guy: They should have provided a short animated GIF, since it's the sundial effect that demonstrates the flags are actually still there.

How about 720p YouTube?


And here are the zoomed-in animated GIFs
2012-07-30 11:37:37 AM  
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Jubeebee: unlikely: I was born in November 1968, just before the Apollo 8 left to do the first manned orbit of the moon. Every time a human has visited the moon has been within my lifetime.

My girlfriend was born in April, 1973, a couple of months after the Apollo 17 returned. We have not had a human visit the moon in her lifetime.

There's nothing on the Moon that's really worth visiting. If there was, we would have stayed. The only place that there's water ice is at the bottom of craters where you can't use solar power to access it, lunar dust gets in everything and fouls up all of your machinery, and the temperature swings are brutal.

There's no reason to land on the moon again. Mars at least has the novelty factor.


We'd go back to the moon because it provides a handy place to build things without the trouble of trying to escape Earth's gravity well. We could also do crazy things like take the water ice someplace other than the bottom of a crater to do things with it.
2012-07-30 11:28:28 AM  
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unlikely: I was born in November 1968, just before the Apollo 8 left to do the first manned orbit of the moon. Every time a human has visited the moon has been within my lifetime.

My girlfriend was born in April, 1973, a couple of months after the Apollo 17 returned. We have not had a human visit the moon in her lifetime.


There's nothing on the Moon that's really worth visiting. If there was, we would have stayed. The only place that there's water ice is at the bottom of craters where you can't use solar power to access it, lunar dust gets in everything and fouls up all of your machinery, and the temperature swings are brutal.

There's no reason to land on the moon again. Mars at least has the novelty factor.
2012-07-30 11:23:31 AM  
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SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Dear NASA,

You're only helping the deniers when you release grainy stuff like this. Please just stop trying, and ignore them.

Kthnxbye


NASA doesn't release these photos for the deniers.
2012-07-30 11:15:23 AM  
1 votes:

Giltric: If we had actually gone to the moon, Johnny Cash would have had a line about it in Ragged Old Flag.

Therefore, we did not go to the moon.


If we faked it, we would have faked a Mars landing by now.
2012-07-30 11:14:18 AM  
1 votes:
I've never understood the moon landing deniers. During the moon landing, the astronauts were sending back a continuous stream of radio signals. Signals that everyone everywhere could pick up. A Russian astronomer in Leningrad and another in Moscow could easily calculate where the signals were coming from and could exactly map the entire trip based solely on those signals.

If the US never went to the moon landing, why didn't the Soviets call bullshiat at the time?
2012-07-30 11:13:17 AM  
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Mr Guy: EvilEgg: Those blotches prove nothing, they look virtually indistinguishable from the other splotches. Am I supposed to take some needle-dicked scientist's word for what they are?

They should have provided a short animated GIF, since it's the sundial effect that demonstrates the flags are actually still there.


I thought the bombs bursting in air did that.
 
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