I love science, astronomy, theoretical science, and quantum mechanics. I am still wrapping my mind around string theory, but I am enjoying it. I have read a lot of books on these subjects by some very well known names like Brian Greene, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Stephen Hawking just to name a few. And have in fact read every book that the last two authors have published to date. With these things in mind I have been fascinated with astronomical distance. With the use of various equations and high powered telescopes we can determine the distance of an object in space relative to its size, wave frequencies, and its place on the light spectrum. These distances are based on measurements derived from the speed of light and all that jazz.
Well, here is the thing. Having found this type of stuff interesting, and being a skeptic of the moon landing for various personal reasons; like the Van Allen Belt for example, I came across two very compelling videos that are further proof in justifying the idea that perhaps we did in fact fake the moon landing. Before you roll your eyes, please remember that this post isn’t about the hoax and is more so about the math of distance and ones perception of distance when in the vacuum of space.
This first video is a narration of some actual footage from the Apollo missions which explains how the astronauts deceive the viewer into thinking they are seeing the earth from about 130,000 miles away. Based on this footage the camera is “pressed up against” the glass of the craft. From that great distance the earth looks rather small. The farther away an object is, the smaller it will appear.
In this second video we have a recap of a large percentage of the footage of the earth from the surface of the moon. That would mean that this footage was taken roughly 238,900 miles away (almost twice the distance that was described in the previous video), which explains why the earth looks so tiny in comparison to the moon’s surface. Again, the farther away you are from an object, the smaller it will appear. That is an obvious fact that anyone with eyes can test and prove at home. Why is it then, that we have a satellite called EPIC that is supposedly 1,000,000 away from the earth taking footage of the moon as it passes in front of the earth depicting the earth to be very large in comparison to the moon? That is nearly 3 times farther from the moon than the moon is from the earth. That is pretty freaking far away. Please note that I realize there are some miss spellings in this second video which some will suggest discredits the entire thing. If the creator of the video can’t spell, then he must be pulling these concepts out of thin air… give me a break.
All I am saying is this: If we actually landed on the moon, and the footage from the EPIC satellite is accurate, then despite being 130,000 miles away in the first video, the earth would have still taken up the entire window in the footage. With that said, size relative to distance does not allow for both of these difference sets of footage to be balanced comparisons. There are tons of theories out there, I know… some of which are silly. All I am asking is; if we landed on the moon, then why do these visual distances not add up? Let’s assume the camera on the EPIC satellite is better by a billion times over when compared to the camera they had for the Apollo missions. Problem solved, right? Wrong… when factoring the distance of the moon from the satellite to the distance of the earth to the satellite, wouldn’t it make the moon larger in perspective since it is closer by nearly 870,00 miles? And yet, the EPIC satellite depicts the moon and earth in their relative sizes as assumed by the perspective of person viewing these sizes in relative distance from the surface of Earth, which happens to only by one/forth the distance of that of the EPIC satellite. This just doesn’t add up for me.
Then again, I must be ignorant.