Monday, 24 September 2012
MAN ON THE MOON - TRUTH OR HOAX
"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.", were Armstrong's first words on the moon.
Apollo 11 was launched on July 16, 1969 from Merrit Island, Florida and landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969.UTC time 20:18 hrs. Armstrong became the first human to step onto the lunar surface 6 hours later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC time. The third member, Michael Collins,did not step on the moon as he was responsible for piloting the command spacecraft in lunar orbit.
According to non believers ,the Moon landing is a hoax because :-
1.The US flag while being planted on the moon is seen to flutter. This is proof of wind, and therefore must have been filmed on Earth rather than in the vacuum atmosphere of the moon.
Now read this:-
In fact, the vacuum of space is exactly why you can see it flutter !.The flag if surrounded by air, would flutter in a strong wind,but would also stop as soon as the wind stops. In space,where there is no air to prevent resistance of motion, any slight movement of the flag will continue for a long time until the friction of the flag slows it down gradually.
2. In some photos ,it is seen that the astronaut shadows appear to be cast in different directions. non-believers say that this is proof of two light sources.If the photos were really taken on the moon then there would only be one light source, the sun and only one shadow.
Now read this:-
All of us know that multiple light sources always create two shadows for each object and not one shadow that points in a different direction. The different directions of the shadows are only because of the angles of the background and perspective illusions.
3. There is now photographic evidence from later missions of the moonlanding and that too from third party sources.
a.) November 2011, LRO(Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) pictures show the Apollo 11 landing site, descent stage of the LM is visible, as well as the trails of regolith disturbed by the astronauts and the experiment packages they left on the surface.
b.) In 2009, the LRO pictures sent shows several made-made items on the moon, including both the Apollo missions and the Soviet rovers especially the Lunokhod 2 rover, which had gone missing for 30 years. The debris left behind by the astronauts is clearly visible and so are the double tracks of the Soviet and US rovers.Again in Sept 2011, NASA released even higher quality photographs taken by the LRO from just 25 KM above the moon's surface in which, even the footprints left by the astronauts are visible.
c.) In 2007, the Japanese probe Selene spotted an area of the Apollo landing site.
d.) Even India's Chandrayaan-1 independently recorded evidence of lighter, disturbed soil around the Apollo 15 site.
e.) China's second lunar probe, Chang'e 2,launched in 2010 , also spotted traces of the Apollo landings.
And lastly, The rocks returned by Apollo are similar in composition to the samples returned by the independent Soviet Luna programme.
So what more proof do we need. Therefore all non believers give credit to the guys who risked their lives to land on the moon.