THE GREAT NAME: My goodness, Carl Sagan does talk a lot of sentimental twaddle doesn't he.
Ivo Shandor: Whiskey Dickens: Just did the division, and I think the moon should be about 29-30 earth-diameters away. I don't think it looks like that in the picture. What's the dealio?You're viewing the circular orbit at a shallow angle. Depending on where the moon is along that orbit, the projected distance can be much less than the true radius.
thoughtpol: so they asked people to smile, right? but did they name a time 8 minutes before it actually took the photo?
Whiskey Dickens: Just did the division, and I think the moon should be about 29-30 earth-diameters away. I don't think it looks like that in the picture. What's the dealio?
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