MOON Feb 1, 2013 3:32:16 GMT -6
Post by touched on Feb 1, 2013 3:32:16 GMT -6
Jan 31, 2013 0:04:46 GMT -6 @touched said:Hi Lois. I was in the process of modifying the post above when you chimed in.
The coordinates are very close but that is most likely the Apollo 15 Command Service Module (CSM) . I coincidentally was looking at this article the night before Auntym posted it.
I need to go back and double check to make sure but I found the image (AS15-87-11695) in the Apollo 15 archives.
That one was tough ! It took a lot of searching to come to that conclusion with some confusion that it is the Command Service Module of the Apollo 15 mission,,,,,Wow !
At 1st I thought it was the Command Service Module. I then deleted that post because it appears the object is on the surface casting a shadow on the Moon but it isn't. Even the guy who posted the article thought it was on the surface. If it was on the surface it couldn't be a Command Service Module because those stay in orbit with one Astronaut aboard while the other Astronauts land on the surface in the Lunar Module. This is where It became confusing.
I thought because of the coordinates that maybe it was Apollo 17 but then realized that it was Apollo 15 after extensive research through archives of data. I came to terms that it isn't on the surface that the shadows only appear that way and since it is in orbit that it is in fact a Command Service Module as I had originally thought and it's from the Apollo 15 Mission.
Sheeessshhh ! Sometimes this research stuff can take a lot of time,,,and confusion. ;D