photos on NASA don't make sense Oct 26, 2010 7:05:06 GMT -4
Post by PhantomWolf on Oct 26, 2010 7:05:06 GMT -4
Strangely I rotated AS17-134-20384 by 45 degrees to the left (84 is rotated about 35 degrees to the left and 87 about 10 degrees to the right) and the Earth and the mountain in both images line up pretty much perfectly. I have to wonder why you didn't bother doing this simple test yourself before posting.
Why I didn't bother to make this simple test?
I would have done it if it was making sense.
This is 3D, this is not 2D.
Could you show me your rotation on a picture, please?
I'll also add that if you rotate, both the earth and the hill will rotate, they will not rotate independently one from another...unless the hill is really close.
Do it yourself, that way you can't accuse me of cheating. Rotate one of the images so that the terminator of the Earth is the same in each image and then overlap the Earths and adjust the transparency. Look at how the line of the mountain looks, compare that to other images. The part of the mountain in 84 is behind Cernan's arm in 87, but it fits the shape of the mountain seen in other images.