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Chandrayaan Maps Apollo Missions

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  • by ObiWonKanblomi (320618) on Sunday January 11, 2009 @03:46PM (#26409025) Journal

    Apollo 11, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins
    Apollo 12, 1969, Charles (Pete) Conrad, , Alan Bean, Richard Francis Gordon
    Apollo 14, 1971, Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell, Stuart Roosa
    Apollo 15, 1971, David Scott, James Irwin, Alfred Worden
    Apollo 16, 1972, John Young, Charles Duke, Thomas Mattingly
    Apollo 17, 1972, Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt, Ronald Evans

  • by DerekLyons (302214) <fairwater@gmai l . c om> on Sunday January 11, 2009 @09:38PM (#26412161) Homepage

    Chandrayaan's camera [] only has a resolution of 5M - a LEM descent stage barely fills a pixel. One more anonymous dot among many, neither ammunition for or against conspiracy nutters.

    Anyhow, if you bother to read TFA you'll find they had a much more prosaic purpose - to compare the readings from their instruments to the known regolith and rock at the landing sites in order to check their calibration.

We warn the reader in advance that the proof presented here depends on a clever but highly unmotivated trick. -- Howard Anton, "Elementary Linear Algebra"