Why no Luna orbital camera?

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by craterchains (Norval, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, but "why?" is the question, please explain to us “why” as you seem to have ignored all of our explanations.
     
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  3. FieryIce Tic Toc, World in Cobalt Blue Registered Senior Member

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    FriedFetus, are you displaying the classic signs of limited intellectual linear thinking?
     
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  5. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    The signs of not being insane as well as incredibly gullible and delusion, yes

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    FriedFetus by the way is my brothers gaming name.

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  7. FieryIce Tic Toc, World in Cobalt Blue Registered Senior Member

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    To quote Charles (Chuck) A. Wood's LPOD "This one image, covering an area poorly shown in spacecraft imagery, has revealed new features and demonstrated that every place on the Moon deserves high resolution, low sun imaging!"

    http://www.lpod.org/LPOD-2004-10-11.htm
     
  8. FieryIce Tic Toc, World in Cobalt Blue Registered Senior Member

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    To quote Chuck again:

    Rough Domes, LPOD

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  9. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    there is nothing to see there anyways
    rocks, rocks, rocks, more boring rocks
    now the moons of Jupiter and Saturn is a whole different matter!

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  10. FieryIce Tic Toc, World in Cobalt Blue Registered Senior Member

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    It would be great to have much better images of Jupiter and Saturn's moon, yes but the fact still remains we do not even have good quality images of our moon which is closer and could serve many other purposes than just nice to look at from your backyard.
     
  11. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    what purposes? we know what we need to know
    when will a need arise for more detailed pics, we'll have them
    simple as that
     
  12. FieryIce Tic Toc, World in Cobalt Blue Registered Senior Member

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    Avatar, maybe you will settle for knowing what you think you know or what someone else had told you what to know but not everyone thinks as you do.

    The need for more detailed pictures has already arisen.
    Simply That
     
  13. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    for what purpose? why do you need milimeter detaled images of the Moon? The Moon is close enough to watch for craterchains with good backdoor amateur telescope
     
  14. A Canadian Why talk? When you can listen? Registered Senior Member

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    NASA plans on going back to the moon to train for landing on MARS. Where further tests will be conducted on the moon.
     
  15. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    Exactly. NASA has enough info to go to the Moon, but our craterchain friend here still hasn't got enough info on the Moon.

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  16. A Canadian Why talk? When you can listen? Registered Senior Member

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    They plan on checking out ice caps when they land there once again. Like one area of the moon that has never seen the sun due to a large crater.
     
  17. FieryIce Tic Toc, World in Cobalt Blue Registered Senior Member

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    NASA/DoD may have the information they want but the mainstream science community is not getting the information to advance studies.

    It is a well known fact now, but very bizarre that there is no high quality orbital camera studying our own moon, in our own backyard.

    But since you are so persistent in mentioning crater chains, the LPOD has two amazing ones and Charles has a very interesting description:

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    Looking Down the Chain
     
  18. Vortexx Skull & Bones Spokesman Registered Senior Member

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    High resolution imaging of the moon will become priority if they get serious about colonysation and explotation and need to know where the most theorized lunar-ice and helium-3 is, until that time they don't see much use in wasting money on more detailed pictures of moon regolith wich components have already rougly been established....

    The Smart-1 mission justifies itselve exactly for that reason, searching lunar ice while testing the ion propulsion concept.

    While ion thrust seems relativeliy weak, just wait until Nasa couples Nuclear power with ion thrust in the Jupiter Icy Moon missions....Also really curious what Huygens will find on Titans surface....
     
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  19. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Helium-3 is impeded in lunar soil roughly evenly over the surface, no maps are needed Lunar ice is permanently shadowed craters on poles no camera can image that, though you might want to map the surrounding area for a mining base.
     
  20. FieryIce Tic Toc, World in Cobalt Blue Registered Senior Member

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    LPOD, Wednesday November 24, 2004

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  21. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    Fiery Ice, I have read this thread from start to finish, but am still unsure of what it is you are arguing for, or rather why you are arguing for it so passionately.
    Few would dispute that there are many facts to be discovered about the moon, and that upon further investigation some of our present notions will be modified and even overturned. This is true of virtually every field of scientific investigation. What is it exactly, in your view, that makes a high resolution lunar camera of such fundamental importance, and am I correct that you view the absence of such a camera to be deliberate policy? If so what is your evidence and what is the purpose of such a policy?
    I ask these questions because I detect a lot of information being exchanged between the lines of the posts, as it were, and am seeking enhanced understanding..
     

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