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post Jul 18 2009, 10:35 PM
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QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Jul 18 2009, 10:56 PM) *
Yes, that one. Pretty nice, huh?


One of my personal fave images, actually. Showed it in my talk last night, and it always impresses people. I think it's the contrast between the fragile-looking, puffy spacesuit and the OMG They Look Sharp! pointy rocks in the foreground... ;-)


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post Jul 19 2009, 11:01 AM
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QUOTE (belleraphon1 @ Jul 18 2009, 05:52 PM) *
glennwsmith and robspace54.... yeah that is why Apollo 14 is one of my favorite missions. They were really extending their EVA reach, given no Rover.

Any yeah, I am pretty confidant now those are the tracks going NE. They follow the mission plot pretty well.
Cannot wait to see Cone Crater.

Listen to the transcipts here
http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a14/a14.html


New Scientist has a nice gallery feature ("What if the Eagle had landed on Earth") showing the area covered during the respective moonlandings superimposed on a map of central London. The Apollo 14 map is here


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post Jul 19 2009, 11:49 AM
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I like it. Anyway, what would be nice will be to put the LM at Victoria near Duck's bay entrance and do the same for the 6 landings.
This will put it more in a UMSF perspective. smile.gif


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post Jul 19 2009, 12:07 PM
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Very nice job guys, the images are really great !
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post Jul 19 2009, 12:18 PM
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Stunning image processing work guys, I'm in awe of your skills, as usual...!

Thanks to everyone who gave me permission to use their work in my CS blog post about these fantastic images from LRO... smile.gif

Apollo Revisited.


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post Jul 19 2009, 06:17 PM
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QUOTE (Zvezdichko @ Jul 19 2009, 03:07 PM) *
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Aaggghhh! Apologies anyone who tried to access that; glitch meant that Wordpress didn't accept the change from Private to Public status of the post. Working now at http://cumbriansky.wordpress.com/2009/07/18/apollo-revisited


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post Jul 19 2009, 06:26 PM
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Working fine now, Stu. Excellent post! smile.gif


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post Jul 19 2009, 06:36 PM
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I know it has a lot to do with a variety of factors, including sun angle and such, but I'm impressed that the MET tracks in the Fra Mauro images are more visible than LRV tracks are in the Hadley, Descartes and Taurus-Littrow images.

Perhaps the tracks at Fra Mauro are more visible because they are accompanied by a track of footprints (which are more visible in the J-mission site images than are areas where you would only find LRV tracks). But I'm a little surprised that LRV tracks, when unaccompanied by footprint tracks, are far less visible than I would have expected.

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post Jul 19 2009, 06:41 PM
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BTW -- my roommate seemed a little disappointed with the Fra Mauro image.

"Where's the golf ball?" is what he said to me.

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post Jul 19 2009, 08:21 PM
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QUOTE (dvandorn @ Jul 19 2009, 07:41 PM) *
"Where's the golf ball?" is what he said to me.


Here's one smile.gif -- more on this link .

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post Jul 19 2009, 10:01 PM
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At the beginning of this thread there is some discussion about the visiblity of the flags. Doubtless this will be re-visited when higher-res images of the sites become available. If still upright, we'd perhaps be looking for a shadow, or if fallen over (as at the Apollo 11 site), we'd expect to see a bright rectangular object.

HOWEVER, in the opinion of the guy whose company made the flags out of nylon and sold them to NASA for $5.50 each.... they will have gone brittle, disintegrated and turned to "ashes". I suppose here might be a stain left, but maybe not even that.

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post Jul 19 2009, 10:34 PM
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QUOTE (kenny @ Jul 19 2009, 03:01 PM) *
HOWEVER, in the opinion of the guy whose company made the flags out of nylon...[/url]

With all due respect, it's not like this guy is a materials scientist or anything -- I doubt he has much idea of what vacuum exposure and temperature extremes will do to nylon (and I don't either, but I suspect the lunar environment is more benign than one might think -- most degradation of nylon on LDEF was from atomic oxygen, which is totally absent on the Moon.) We use nylon tie-wraps on instrument cables routinely.

Fading of the flag from UV exposure seems almost inevitable, though.



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post Jul 20 2009, 12:02 AM
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Sorry, but you can forget looking for the flag...

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<shaking fist> @$%# LUNAR RODENT!!!


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