What Happened To The American Flags On The Moon?

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago Science
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/07/04/eveningnews/main20076710.shtml?tag=pop

Yeaaaaah. What did happen to the American flags on the "moon?"
There are 48 comments:
Female 87
The aliens that live there took them! :O (kidding) but I do believe in aliens :)
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Male 694
That seemed like sarcasm, it totally wasn`t.
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Male 694
Oh my goodness, the last sentence of that article had me rolling on the ground.
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Male 506
The moon is fake guys- stop arguing about this bullpoo.
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Male 2,592
Whatever, I don`t believe anything about these so-called `flags` on this alleged `moon` they`re talking about.
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Male 1,832
to those claiming the moon landings were faked: go tell that to Buzz Aldrin so he can punch you in the face.
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Male 1,646
LOL@PeopleWhoThinkMoonLandingWasFake
it`s not
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Male 792
[quote]Actually the moon landing was faked, and god knew we would fake them so he put american flags their because the christian god is real and only likes america and if you don`t agree then you`re going to burn in hell for an eternity[/quote]

Seems reasonable to me.

[quote]didn`t they put a reflectors on the moon?[/quote]

Yes, they did. And they`ve learned from those reflectors that the moon is drifting away from us.
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Male 792
[quote]PS I have 140 IQ. The test was done at my school cause I managed to get straight A`s on my test, but failed the course. it wasn`t a online test.[/quote]

Bwa-ahahahahahahahahaha! PS: I have an IQ of 137, and I know that "a lot" isn`t spelled "alot".
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Male 15,510
This is so stupid, everybody knows that there is no Moon
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Male 12,138
Male 12,138
[quote]faking the moon landing made alot of sense. We were in a race againist the soviet union at the time. Remember the space race?
I believe we faked the first one(NO. 11), some of the others yeah, we did make it there. The first one how ever just bought us more time. It would make sense if you considered it, but being so high in IQ makes you close minded, no?
PS I have 140 IQ. The test was done at my school cause I managed to get straight A`s on my test, but failed the course. it wasn`t a online test.[/quote]
Damn. I just dropped in to check for spammers and trolls. I was in a happy mood. Now I`m chronically depressed. Seriously. Please tell me you`re not the next generation. It will help me sleep this night.
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Male 881
As far as seeing the flag from here, you do realize that we`d be viewing it almost edge on. 11 & 12 are thought to be destroyed. 14 & 16 are nearly edge on. 15 & 17 are not much better. You talking about being able to see something about 4 inches wide, from this angle, from a distance of 222,000 miles away. It wont be moving, so you can`t use motion to detect it. It will probably be covered in moon dust so it would be nearly the same color as the surface of the moon. If it has been ripped from micro-meteors, then it would cast a small ragged shadow that could resemble the cratered surface of the moon, thus camouflaging the shadow.

So seeing the flags on the moon would be like trying to see a grain of sand in a field of dirt using our best imaging satellites.
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Male 36,374
Highly interesting! Thanks OP (oh, it`s @fancylad! lolz! Thanks just the same!)

@Angilion`s in a foul mood this evening! Or morning as the case may be! :-)

The whole "fake moon landings" thing is the American Government`s CoInTelPro to distract you from the real secrets: Alien buildings on the moon + UFOs seen clearly by Apollo crews. These are "the man behind the curtain" the gov`t does not want you to know...

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Male 881
The best evidence that the moon landing was real was that the our Cold War adversaries were monitoring the Apollo transmissions. If they found any evidence of it being faked, they would have made a huge deal out of it. You can`t fake transmissions from the moon when the USSR is using it`s own equipment to track the mission. It is easy to tell if a transmissions source is the moon or not. That means we sent something to the moon multiple times. It is absurd to think we went so far as to send a robotic transmitter to the moon, that dropped off a reflector, and then returned that transmitter to Earth in an effort to fake the human presence on the moon.
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Male 12,365
I`ve noticed something else:

[quote]we have satellites that can see a lady bug from orbit[/quote]

That would be from a very low Earth orbit. Couple of hundred miles up at most, i.e. much less than a millionth of the distance to the moon.

Military spy satellites could see the flags from a fairly high lunar orbit, if someone was willing to pay to put one there.
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Male 12,365
The reason we don`t search for the flag with a telescope isn`t the difficulty of finding it - people know exactly where it is and can focus a telescope with pinpoint accuracy.

The reason we don`t search for it with a telescope is that we don`t have one that can detect it from any great distance. To see the flag on a telescope, you`d need to send a telescope very close to the moon.

Sure, we have optical telescopes that can detect things many light-years away. But the things those telescopes are detecting are a million times the size of the Earth and are extremely bright.

So you`d have to send a telescope on a lunar mission to see the flag. Why do that? It`s not cheap to send something up close to the moon.
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Male 12,365
Chopped off:

...the technology required to fake it wasn`t known to exist in 1969.

It`s damn hard to fake low gravity and to fake or make a vacuum over a large enough area. You could do it today with CGI, but you couldn`t have done it in 1969 with technology known to exist.

The only "faked it" explanation that makes any sense is that aliens contacted the USA government, told them not to send a manned mission and lent them the technology required to fake it.

I`m not buying that explanation without any evidence.
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Male 12,365
[quote]faking the moon landing made alot of sense.[/quote]

Bollocks. Your grasp of sense is as shaky as your grasp of English (free clue - "alot" isn`t a word).

These things can be proven without any doubt at all:

i) The USA spent the time and resources developing a craft capable of taking people to the moon and back, prior to the first manned mission.

ii) The USA spent the time and resources building that craft, prior to the first manned mission.

iii) The USA spent the time and resources training people to crew that craft, prior to the first manned mission.

iv) The USA sent that craft to the moon and back at the time of the first manned mission.

It makes no sense to fake it under those circumstances.

That`s true even if you ignore the evidence of that first manned mission and ignore the fact that there isn`t any evidence that it was faked and ignore the fact that the technology required to fake it w
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Male 911
To all of the people saying "why not just look with a big telescope" ... the moon is pretty drating big, imagine searching an area the size of a state with a telescope. picture like wit ha google earth map. search that large an area for a 5foot pool that could potentially have remains of a nylon flag. now take the real size of the moon and now you have a surface half the size of the US. thats why we dont look for the flag with a telescope..
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Female 407
`shopped...where the heck are the Tribbles?
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Male 423
Thats what im saying fatninja01 Decepticon conspiracy revealed.
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Female 734
I`m with you Justin9235, why not just dial it up on one of the giant telescopes and see?
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Male 25,416
Well didnt transformers tell us the truth about the landing
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Male 941
I don`t understand why so many people say "The moon landing was faked!" when there were MULTIPLE moon landings. Were they all fakes? Did they really feel the need to fake landings that weren`t even televised or that most people weren`t even aware of?

Stupid
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Female 45
Well, I watched the video on that site, and when they said the flags may not have survived the ignition and showed the corresponding clip, I swear I saw a glimpse of a maple leaf fluttereing past the camera... anyone care to explain that to me??
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Male 2,988
tl;dr
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Male 219
BlameMeta
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16 Posts Thursday, July 7, 2011 1:52:46 PM
faking the moon landing made alot of sense. We were in a race againist the soviet union at the time. Remember the space race?
I believe we faked the first one(NO. 11), some of the others yeah, we did make it there. The first one how ever just bought us more time. It would make sense if you considered it, but being so high in IQ makes you close minded, no?
PS I have 140 IQ. The test was done at my school cause I managed to get straight A`s on my test, but failed the course. it wasn`t a online test.


da fuq? "Ps I have an IQ of 140" the fact you wrote this tells me you clearly have no understanding of the world, and that you`re very immature. Try again.
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Male 24
@patchouly

Whereas unqualified statements makes you a fikkin genius.
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Male 2,790
suck it russia
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Male 37,888

giving up space travel.... that`s just sad
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Male 42
faking the moon landing made alot of sense. We were in a race againist the soviet union at the time. Remember the space race?
I believe we faked the first one(NO. 11), some of the others yeah, we did make it there. The first one how ever just bought us more time. It would make sense if you considered it, but being so high in IQ makes you close minded, no?
PS I have 140 IQ. The test was done at my school cause I managed to get straight A`s on my test, but failed the course. it wasn`t a online test.
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Male 256
@patchouly Why is that? For such a bold statement I`m sure `some` justification is in order, the internet awaits!
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Male 4,746
Want to gauge a person`s intelligence? Ask them if they believe the Moon landing was faked. If they say yes, you can easily place them somewhere near the bottom of the IQ scale.
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Male 587
Wait, we have satellites that can see a lady bug from orbit and focus into the deepest reaches of space, but we can`t look at a flag on the surface of the moon.

Seems fishy to me.
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Male 2,422
You people do realize we`ve been to the moon more than once?
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Male 2,199
while your up there, grab me some of that moon money i heard so much about...
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Male 24
How convenient that they got burned, destoying all evidence of man reaching the moon.
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Male 535
wow... i`m even more bored now
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Male 2,703
didn`t they put a reflectors on the moon?
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Male 1,678
For the type of people who write TL;DR under anything longer than a paragraph I`ll sum this article up:

Q. What happened to the flags on the moon?
A. Dunno.
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Male 911
(Antagonistic-flame-war) comment initiated..
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Male 911
Actually the moon landing was faked, and god knew we would fake them so he put american flags their because the christian god is real and only likes america and if you don`t agree then you`re going to burn in hell for an eternity
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Male 1,582
Take a look with a giant telescope???
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Male 3,745
either we went back later and planted them or we actually did it the first time.

GOGO ARGUERS
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Male 267
So they`re pretty much still there, unless the liftoff rockets destroyed them. Interesting?
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Male 1,440
This is going to end up in a flame war with the people who think the moon landing was fake, and the people who think the moon landing was real.
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Male 19,840
Link: What Happened To The American Flags On The Moon? [Rate Link] - Yeaaaaah. What did happen to the American flags on the `moon?`
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