Saturday, July 4, 2009

Remember that time we went to the moon?

That was awesome.

But hey, good news--we have gone back. And by "we" I of course mean an unmanned probe with a really great camera.

Not cheese.

No sign of the Apollo landers yet, which I'm sure some will take as evidence of the GREATEST HOAX IN HISTORY, but if the orbiter passes over the Apollo landing sites, we'll see 'em. Right now the resolution is only 73 cm, or a little over two feet, but when the probe settles into its final orbit, the resolution will be even better... about 18 inches. You could pick out a German shepherd at that resolution, let alone a giant piece of space hardware.

Of course, if we found a dog on the moon it would be even bigger news.

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