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@7:56amGMT]

Comments

damnit said @ 2:00pm GMT on 15th Jun [Score:1 Funsightful]
Tech + Pr0n.

TR0N
rylex said @ 3:48pm GMT on 15th Jun
I saw that movie. It's lack of pr0n disturbed me
cb361 said @ 8:24pm GMT on 15th Jun
That's why I don't watch French movies.
rylex said[1] @ 10:39pm GMT on 15th Jun
Not even Delicatessen?
cb361 said @ 12:54am GMT on 16th Jun
Oddly, that was the exception I thought of when writing my comment, but I didn't want to spoil a joke.
rylex said @ 1:00am GMT on 16th Jun
Frankly, I think it's everyone's exception
mechanical contrivance said @ 1:03pm GMT on 18th Jun
I didn't think Delicatessen was all that great. There are better French movies.
C18H27NO3 said @ 6:16pm GMT on 15th Jun [Score:1 Insightful]
Developing and rasterizing images in space, and the sending them millions of miles away. . . In 19fucking66 is mind boggling. More so than converting them into tiffs today.
midden said[1] @ 10:53pm GMT on 15th Jun [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
cb361 said @ 8:23pm GMT on 15th Jun
True, and the 1966 achievements were incredible. But I bet they had astronomically bigger budgets to work with.
alloy said[2] @ 2:17pm GMT on 15th Jun
Amazing, I wonder what things would be like now if we spent half our gdp on nasa instead of the fucking military industrial complex.

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