Friday, 15 June 2018

McMoon: How the Earliest Images of the Moon Were so Much Better than we Realised – World of Indie

quote [ Fifty years ago, 5 unmanned lunar orbiters circled the moon, taking extremely high resolution photos of the surface. They were trying to find the perfect landing site for the Apollo missions. They would be good enough to blow up to 40 x 54ft images that the astronauts would walk across looking for the great spot. After their use, the images were locked away from the public, as at the time they would have revealed the superior technology of the USA’s spy satellite cameras ]

i had trouble choosing between pr0n and tech because seeing pictures that good taken from a place 0.4 million Km away more than 50 years ago is kind of a turn on
[SFW] [science & technology] [+10 Interesting]
[by snagUber]
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midden said @ 10:53pm GMT on 15th June
We used to have to catch the film in mid air, dropped from orbiting spy satellites with nine foot long telephoto lenses.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/jpzpkg/the-first-spy-satellites-had-to-drop-gigantic-buckets-of-film-back-to-earth


midden said @ 10:53pm GMT on 15th June
We used to have to catch the film in mid air, dropped from orbiting spy satellites with nine foot long telephoto lenses.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/jpzpkg/the-first-spy-satellites-had-to-drop-gigantic-buckets-of-film-back-to-earth



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midden said @ 10:53pm GMT on 15th June [Score:1 Informative]
We used to have to catch the film in mid air, dropped from orbiting spy satellites with nine foot long telephoto lenses.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/jpzpkg/the-first-spy-satellites-had-to-drop-gigantic-buckets-of-film-back-to-earth




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