China Proves Conspiracy Theorists Wrong With High-Resolution Moon Photos

Huffington Post UK   First Posted: 6/02/2012 13:33 Updated: 21/02/2012 17:24

Conspiracy theorists who think the Apollo moon landing never happened are weeping into their semi-skim decaf chai lattes today.

China has published a set of impressive high resolution images of the moon, which show the moon in never-before-seen detail. And yes, evidence of the Apollo landing was spotted by the scientists.

The images are huge, at a resolution of over seven metres, and were taken by the country's Chang'e-2 moon orbiter.

The first images of their kind, they were released by the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) on Sunday.

Liu Dongkui, deputy chief commander of China's lunar probe project, said they are the highest-resolution photos of the entirety of the moon's surface to be published thus far by any country.

The shots were taken at distances of 100 km and 15 km above the moon's surface, between October 2010 and May 2011.

See images and video below.


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