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Moon Shot (on HD)
November 8, 2007 5:58 PM   Subscribe

HD video of the moon (from relatively close!) [via]
posted by brundlefly (18 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I just realized that this is my second post via Bad Astronomy. I don't even read it very often, but perhaps I should start.
posted by brundlefly at 5:59 PM on November 8, 2007


Fake
posted by DU at 6:04 PM on November 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


Very cool!
posted by The Light Fantastic at 6:04 PM on November 8, 2007


No audio. How hard was it to edit it with Also Sprach Zaratustra?...cha chaaaaaaaaaan

(cool images)
posted by micayetoca at 6:09 PM on November 8, 2007


I'm amused and somewhat saddened that one of the del.icio.us 'recommended tags' for the page is NASA.
posted by djwudi at 6:12 PM on November 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wake up, people, the Moon is a hoax anyway.

[er, and nice photos]
posted by hattifattener at 6:31 PM on November 8, 2007


Fake
posted by puke & cry at 6:36 PM on November 8, 2007


Nice.

But... the video is 480X270, and flash to boot.

Anyone find a higher res version on the jaxa site?
posted by -t at 6:44 PM on November 8, 2007


Exactly, since when does 480X270px qualify as even LOW res?
posted by blue_beetle at 7:05 PM on November 8, 2007


"Beautiful. Beautiful. Magnificent desolation."

Not a cloud in the sky, and no new tracks [Quicktime VR panoramas] in nearly 35 years.

So long, cold-hearted orb, we'll be seein' ya.
posted by cenoxo at 7:37 PM on November 8, 2007


I've got to hand it to JAXA: They make the moon cute. BONK!
posted by phooky at 7:45 PM on November 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


Très cool movie, brundlefly, thanks.

So real and so... harsh and empty.
I have read so many hard SF stories happening casually up there and this little film shows the naiveté of them all.
posted by bru at 8:34 PM on November 8, 2007


We like the moon.
posted by borborygmi at 8:38 PM on November 8, 2007


"Beautiful. Beautiful. Magnificent desolation."

Not a cloud in the sky, and no new tracks [Quicktime VR panoramas] in nearly 35 years.

So long, cold-hearted orb, we'll be seein' ya.


GOOD STUFF.
posted by humannaire at 9:17 PM on November 8, 2007


BLOW UP THE MOON!

seriously though, this is a great post, thanks!
posted by joeblough at 7:23 AM on November 9, 2007


i thought the 35mm and 70mm film footage of the moon from the late 60's and early 70's was pretty high def already.

Is this really much better than that film footage?
posted by JBennett at 8:07 AM on November 9, 2007


Oh, cenoxo already posted that link. Sorry. it really is amazing though. Apollo crews also shot lots of film from close orbit too, so this new HD film just looks the same as that. Still beautiful, but I haven't heard anyone claim that HD has usurped medium formats crown as the highest of defs.
posted by JBennett at 8:13 AM on November 9, 2007


Wow. Beautiful. So, do they have pictures of the Alien base? Huh? Where's the pictures of the - what? They edited them out, didn't they? Didn't they? And where are the stars? Huh? Huh?

So photoshopped.

When are people ever going to be allowed to know The Truth...

(I think I can hear, oh so faintly, in the internet background the 'oh, there, and there' 'and there...' 'totally!' of the True Believers resucitating their delusions for yet another round of inspire the ignorint masses.)
posted by From Bklyn at 10:56 AM on November 9, 2007


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