What Exactly Did Neil Armstrong See? [Pic+]

Submitted by: TheLargeOne 4 years ago in Science

An interactive view from the moon from Neil Armstrong"s vantage point.
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Male 1,243
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Male 12,365
Also, a camera is less capable of capturing different intensities of light than a human eye. So in many situations even if a person could see stars over another light source, a camera couldn`t record them. The difference between the brightness of sunlight and the brightness of starlight is far too great. Any setting that would record starlight on the photo would be utterly whited out by the sunlight.

The camera settings used on moon missions are public knowledge (and anyone with the relevant knowledge could calculate appropriate settings anyway). Set a camera to them and take a photo of the night sky from Earth. There will not be any stars on the photo.

Here`s a good example of how just one variable, shutter speed, greatly affects what is recorded on a photo:

Camera settings and light sources
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Male 12,365
[quote]why are there no stars?[/quote]

How many stars can you see from Earth at noon on a bright summer`s day?

It`s a lot brighter than that on the moon during daytime because there`s no air to diffuse the light from the sun.

If you were on the moon during lunar night, you`d see a lot of stars. Well, you would if you had some way to survive, because you`re going to freeze to death very quickly. It gets down to about -150C at night on the lunar equator and maybe as low as -270C at the poles.

Which is another reason why a permanent base on the moon is a lot more difficult than short visits (which take place entirely during the lunar day, which is a month long). You could bury the base to reduce the huge variations in temperature, but it`s not a trivial thing.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Wouldn`t it be better to practice learning how to live on another planet by learning on the moon? That way if something goes wrong you`re only 3 days away from earth, compared to mars where you`re S.O.L?[/quote]

If you`re on the moon and something goes wrong, you`re S.O.L. anyway. The only difference would be how long you`ve been dead before anyone can retrieve your corpses. Space ain`t safe.

Besides:

1) They`re not planning on living on Mars. Not yet, anyway.

2) Conditions on the moon aren`t the same as on Mars, so what might be learned about living on the Moon might not apply to living on Mars. It might even increase the risks by getting people used to different conditions.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I always thought it was kind of lame that we could go to the moon but that we didn`t go back.[/quote]

The point of going to the moon was to go one better than the Soviets. It wasn`t just "Hahaha, up yours!" for the sake of it. It was a way of convincing people which was the better system of running a country, which one produced the best results. It was a genuine national defence issue, affecting international influence.

After that was established by doing it several times to show that it wasn`t a fluke, there was no point that was worth the risk and expense. There still isn`t. Research into the moon? Use robot probes and telescopes. Tourist destination? Not a hope. It`s far too expensive just to get people there, let alone build a permanent base that`s safe and comfortable enough for tourism.
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Male 1,243
I always thought it was kind of lame that we could go to the moon but that we didn`t go back. We should have had at least a moon base, or a science station up there now, with people researching, drilling, learning more about the moon etc. It took 10`s of 1000`s of people to explore the world and we still dont know it all, but 12 people visited the moon and we think we have enough data on it? They could have had a tourist attraction on the moon by now. Instead they just blast off and orbit the earth.

It seems like like `oh the moon`s boring, lets land a man on mars` which makes no sense. Wouldn`t it be better to practice learning how to live on another planet by learning on the moon? That way if something goes wrong you`re only 3 days away from earth, compared to mars where you`re S.O.L?
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Male 2,376
he saw dratin moon bases, UFO`s buzzing overhead, underground tunnels leading to top secret alien bases. he saw a few aliens to. but not the real aliens just there gray biogenetic drones. they were being watched the entire time.
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Male 2,850
@IRockYeah

What do you mean, see the curvature from anywhere? You can see the curvature of the earth from anywhere on earth too.
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Male 2,850
@emetro03

That question has been answered countless times all over the internet. Try googling it.
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Male 2,619
Is the moon really that small you can see it`s curvature from anywhere? It`s like a hamster ball.
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Male 19
why are there no stars?
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Male 79
THE MOON
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Male 7,775
The bright lights are the headlights from the catering truck.
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Male 2,850
@Angelmassb

The annoyance in the answer to your question is because you are sat before the most vast repository of human knowledge ever assembled in the history of mankind: the internet.

And you didn`t take ten seconds of your time to tap your question into the search engine or wiki of your choice to get the answer.
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Female 6,381
Angilion:
I remember how they showed us the way the camera would plop down from the lander to film the great moment (they showed us everything a dozen times in the interminable hours we spent waiting for key events). The, when it did, the image was upside down! For a few anxious moments we all thought our view of the first step might be spoiled!
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Male 1,793
just imagine how alone they must have felt...
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Male 15,510
Well, that surely is a lots of tension for a simple question with a simple answer
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Male 12,365
[quote]So who was filming him while he was stepping out for the first time?[/quote]

Nobody, obviously. There`s this thing called electricity. It can be used to make stuff work without a person having to continuously turn a handle to power it.

If you were designing the first ever trip by a human onto another world, wouldn`t you put a camera on the outside of the lander so that you could record the first person coming out? It`s a bloody obvious thing to do, so it`s hardly surprising that they did it.

Any fool care to put forward anything that they, in their ignorance or delusion, thinks is evidence that the landings were faked? If so, I`ll debunk it and I`ll describe the very strong evidence that none of the landings were faked.

I bet no-one will even try, because all they have is silly accusations that even they know don`t make sense.
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Male 158
"Neil.. walk into the light.. it`s just behind you.."
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Male 5,314
that bright light was clearly the studio light!!!!!!!! BLAARHGHARHGHAHGHARHS!!!!!!!!
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Male 1,586
A lot of morons on this link. Are we honestly gonna sit here and say that it was staged. Oh wait they`re in that 18-29 age range it all makes sense now.
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Male 15,510
Woah Arcval, you could simply say that without all aggressiveness you know.
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Male 2,619
Wow! It`s like touring MGM studios.

Just like in 1969.
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Male 303
@Angle: Oh ffs. Not this poo again.

Fine. But this is the last one.

The cameras on an arm on the side of the lander. A folding arm.

Now shut up.
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Male 2,384
what did he see?
a hollywood set
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Male 15,510
So who was filming him while he was stepping out for the first time?
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Male 103
Link: What Exactly Did Neil Armstrong See? [Pic+] [Rate Link] - An interactive view from the moon from Neil Armstrong`s vantage point.
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