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(Yahoo)   It took four years for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to stitch together images to make the first-ever video of a lunar rotation   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 38
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2013-09-16 09:10:53 PM
Hey that's pretty neato. I wonder if TFH has ganked that yet so he can play with it.
 
2013-09-16 09:20:07 PM
I think that's the first time I've seen the far side of the moon.  Very neat.
 
2013-09-16 09:30:10 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: I think that's the first time I've seen the far side of the moon.  Very neat.


There is no far side of the moon, really. As a matter of fact it's all far

/wait... that's not how that goes...
 
2013-09-16 09:32:58 PM
I didn't see any Transformers or former Star Trek actors fighting zombie robots.
 
2013-09-16 09:43:21 PM
You mean it took them four years to photoshop out all the good parts.
 
2013-09-16 09:50:44 PM
Wonder why all the big dark craters are on he Earth side?
 
2013-09-16 09:56:18 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Benevolent Misanthrope: I think that's the first time I've seen the far side of the moon.  Very neat.

There is no far side of the moon, really. As a matter of fact it's all far

/wait... that's not how that goes...


Lyric confusion aside, I've seen a few articles lately pointing out the now rather obviously missed point (to those of us without astronomy jobs or hobbies) that the near side is actually the darker side.  Earth shadows and AU and all that.

/if you gave me funding when I was a kid I would have gladly told you duhhh
//duhhh to you for not giving me funding
 
2013-09-16 09:57:24 PM
eborg2.com
 
2013-09-16 09:59:03 PM

Sugarbombs: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Benevolent Misanthrope: I think that's the first time I've seen the far side of the moon.  Very neat.

There is no far side of the moon, really. As a matter of fact it's all far

/wait... that's not how that goes...

Lyric confusion aside, I've seen a few articles lately pointing out the now rather obviously missed point (to those of us without astronomy jobs or hobbies) that the near side is actually the darker side.  Earth shadows and AU and all that.


Which is why I said far side and not dark side.  Still very neat.
 
2013-09-16 10:00:07 PM

Heraclitus: Wonder why all the big dark craters are on he Earth side?


The big dark craters are actually vast plains formed by lava. It's thought that these was either caused by a large impact event or more likely uneven distribution of heat producing elements within the moon resulting in extended vulcanism in the mare regions.
 
2013-09-16 10:04:14 PM

TV's Vinnie: [eborg2.com image 540x357]


NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE
 
2013-09-16 10:07:09 PM
Actually, many don't realize that since the moon is tidally locked with the Earth,
that is is more dense on the near side...gravitational forces flowing more matter towards it's larger partner over time.

I believe this alters it's shape slightly also.
Although this is relatively small by comparison to the whole volume.
 
2013-09-16 10:18:05 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Benevolent Misanthrope: I think that's the first time I've seen the far side of the moon.  Very neat.

There is no far side of the moon, really. As a matter of fact it's all far

/wait... that's not how that goes...


Original soundbite, for anyone interested.
 
2013-09-16 10:22:44 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Sugarbombs: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Benevolent Misanthrope: I think that's the first time I've seen the far side of the moon.  Very neat.

There is no far side of the moon, really. As a matter of fact it's all far

/wait... that's not how that goes...

Lyric confusion aside, I've seen a few articles lately pointing out the now rather obviously missed point (to those of us without astronomy jobs or hobbies) that the near side is actually the darker side.  Earth shadows and AU and all that.

Which is why I said far side and not dark side.  Still very neat.


Why didn't some apollo trencher or manager come out calling them wrong in 1973?  There were a few pubs like Life and plenty of nasa folk who knew better and would have enjoyed the cut-down.
 
2013-09-16 10:31:44 PM

Kittypie070: TV's Vinnie: [eborg2.com image 540x357]

NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE


Don't you like the moon?
 
2013-09-16 10:33:27 PM

Sugarbombs: Benevolent Misanthrope: Sugarbombs: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Benevolent Misanthrope: I think that's the first time I've seen the far side of the moon.  Very neat.

There is no far side of the moon, really. As a matter of fact it's all far

/wait... that's not how that goes...

Lyric confusion aside, I've seen a few articles lately pointing out the now rather obviously missed point (to those of us without astronomy jobs or hobbies) that the near side is actually the darker side.  Earth shadows and AU and all that.

Which is why I said far side and not dark side.  Still very neat.

Why didn't some apollo trencher or manager come out calling them wrong in 1973?  There were a few pubs like Life and plenty of nasa folk who knew better and would have enjoyed the cut-down.


There were probably more who partook of certain chemical enhancements while enjoying the song.
 
2013-09-16 10:55:31 PM
Isn't this where
We came in
 
2013-09-16 10:55:56 PM
While I admit that it did (and probably still does) take a little enhancing to have a full grasp of 3-d mechanics in spacetime, just as senior fighter pilots still need a much needed jolt in their spacetime, I'm still a bit surprised.  I guess they thought skylab would have bought them a little more.
 
2013-09-16 10:56:32 PM
Boy! Kerbin's Mün sure is a mess compared to our rock.
 
2013-09-16 10:57:49 PM

real_headhoncho: Kittypie070: TV's Vinnie: [eborg2.com image 540x357]

NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE


Don't you like the moon?


Yabbut those...those...critters.
 
2013-09-16 11:03:30 PM

Kittypie070: real_headhoncho: Kittypie070: TV's Vinnie: [eborg2.com image 540x357]

NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE

Don't you like the moon?

Yabbut those...those...critters.


Yeah, they give me nightmares too.
 
2013-09-16 11:35:42 PM
I know we have the Flat Earth Society, but is there a Flat Moon Society, those who don't believe the moon is spherical?
 
2013-09-17 12:29:07 AM

Heraclitus: Wonder why all the big dark craters are on he Earth side?


To the best of our knowledge, this is what happened.
 
2013-09-17 12:59:20 AM
Yes but did it catch the rocks masquerading as aliens?
 
2013-09-17 01:17:07 AM
That is very cool and it would make a very cool desktop but I have no idea how to set that sort of file as a desktop. Is it even possible? Windows 7.
 
2013-09-17 01:35:41 AM
I was told there would be lunar villages. Where are they?
 
2013-09-17 01:38:14 AM

Ishkur: Heraclitus: Wonder why all the big dark craters are on he Earth side?

To the best of our knowledge, this is what happened.


cool
 
2013-09-17 02:49:35 AM

red5ish: That is very cool and it would make a very cool desktop but I have no idea how to set that sort of file as a desktop. Is it even possible? Windows 7.


dunno, but there's phreeware here

You'd need to have the video converted to an animated GIF as well.

more people asking about anigif wallpaper for Win7

freeware named "DreamScenes Seven"

/I has XP, I've never tried such a thing as moving wallpaper
 
2013-09-17 02:53:18 AM
wow, just, wow
never expected to see the dark side of the moon
/and why is the spaceport not there
 
2013-09-17 02:56:48 AM
I've got this on repeat.

Mesmerizing
 
2013-09-17 03:46:00 AM

Kittypie070: red5ish: That is very cool and it would make a very cool desktop but I have no idea how to set that sort of file as a desktop. Is it even possible? Windows 7.

dunno, but there's phreeware here

You'd need to have the video converted to an animated GIF as well.

more people asking about anigif wallpaper for Win7

freeware named "DreamScenes Seven"

/I has XP, I've never tried such a thing as moving wallpaper


Thank you for the links.
 
2013-09-17 09:53:45 AM
Wow, subby, the Lunar Orbiter did all of this on its own? I would have figured that it would have beamed back the images to NASA, and THEY would have stitched it together, but since you said it here, and everything on the internets is true, I must be wrong.
 
2013-09-17 09:56:46 AM
Benevolent Misanthrope


I think that's the first time I've seen the far side of the moon. Very neat.

Never seen one of (the?) most famous photos in history?
rootfun.net
 
2013-09-17 10:31:05 AM

Ishkur: Heraclitus: Wonder why all the big dark craters are on he Earth side?

To the best of our knowledge, this is what happened.


Well, let's see. First the earth cooled. And then the dinosaurs came, but they got too big and fat, so they all died and they turned into oil. And then the Arabs came and they bought Mercedes Benzes. And Prince Charles started wearing all of Lady Di's clothes. I couldn't believe it.
 
2013-09-17 12:12:59 PM
I didn't see any whalers....
 
2013-09-17 12:37:10 PM
It's full of stars....
 
2013-09-18 03:44:43 AM

m1ke: I didn't see any whalers....


There ain't no whales.
 
2013-09-18 04:31:44 AM

red5ish: That is very cool and it would make a very cool desktop but I have no idea how to set that sort of file as a desktop. Is it even possible? Windows 7.


Kittypie070 has some good links, and they're what you're looking for. If you don't mind spending a few bucks, DeskScapes will let you set damn near anything as your desktop. I've got oodles of video files that I swap through depending on my mood, anywhere from fish tanks to space things (like this, I have an Earth one that will go brilliantly with it!) to abstract stuff. It also lets you set different screens if you have multiple monitors. And since I think I'm due for a screen-change, I'm off to find that rotating-Earth once. :)

(As for the vid in the article, I hear that you can go to YouTube and use a downloader to obtain a copy, but I could be mistaken.)
 
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