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Apollo Landing Sites Photographed on the Moon!

Posted by mattusmaximus on July 17, 2009

I just saw this post over at the Bad Astronomy blog by Phil Plait, and seeing as how the media is crawling all over the touched up NASA footage of the Apollo 11 landing, I wanted to share it with you.  That’s because, as I suspected, while the media is giving NASA some attention, they are – sadly – also giving the conspiracy nuts some attention as well.

Well folks, for those of us whose brains are not addled by conspiracy-mongering, here you go: photographic evidence of the landing sites on the Moon, taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)…

That first one is of the Apollo 11 landing site, with the Eagle lunar module clearly visible.  The LRO website has images of the Apollo 14,15,16, and 17 landing sites as well, including this incredible shot of the Apollo 14 site which shows the tracks left in the lunar dust by the astronauts!

In closing, I’d like to quote the Bad Astronomer himself, Phil Plait…

Will the LRO’s incredibly high-resolution images of the lunar surface, including, eventually, the Apollo landing sites, finally quell the lunacy of the Moon Hoax believers? Obviously it won’t…  These true believers don’t live in an evidence-based world.

I couldn’t have said it better myself.  Now, let’s leave the conspiracy nuts behind and get going, all the way back to the Moon & beyond!

5 Responses to “Apollo Landing Sites Photographed on the Moon!”

  1. Fakers said

    Yep, that’s it! A little blurry white speck on a (likely photoshopped) moon surface picture proves we went! LOL

    • mattusmaximus said

      Of course, if all NASA had was this photographic evidence & video footage, you might be on to something. But seeing as how they brought back actual samples (you know, rocks) and we left an often-used laser reflection system on the Moon, it’s pretty tough to say – at least with a straight face – that we never sent humans to the Moon. For example, check out these sites where many claims made by the Moon hoax conspiracy theorists are systematically torn apart…

      And note that those CT arguments were shredded long before this recent news about the LRO photos and the cleaning up of the original Apollo 11 footage. You know, one of the sad things about so many conspiracy theorists is that they are soooo predictable.

  2. Al said

    Haha – your photo’s prove the fake – look closely at the image of the Apollo 14 landing site and you can see the the LM has no height profile compararive to it’s shadow – thankyou for the proof – hahahaha. Also the eagle landing module has a shadow the shape of a christmas tree. Why would that be?

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  4. Al said

    Is someone honestly commenting on moon rocks and laser reflectors being proof that NASA sent manned missions to the moon – wahahaha – then the soviets too have sent manned missions, as they have plenty of moon rocks and also have 10 reflector dishes there as well – hahahahaha – also in 2005 a team of “scientists” bought back 250 odd “moon rocks” from antartica – this was just 1 expedition – there are literally tonnes of moon rocks there – need I go on.

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