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#4460220 - 02/06/19 08:37 PM Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side.  
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China's Longjiang-2 satellite has captured an incredible image featuring both the far side of the Moon and Earth in the background. The data was received by the Netherlands' Dwingeloo Radio Telescope from an amateur radio transceiver built by a team at China's Harbin University of Technology.

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#4460221 - 02/06/19 08:44 PM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: RedToo]  
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fake ,how come the dark side is iluminated if it isnt facing us ?

#4460230 - 02/06/19 09:26 PM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: Blade_RJ]  
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Originally Posted by Blade_RJ
fake ,how come the dark side is iluminated if it isnt facing us ?


Joking, right?


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#4460238 - 02/06/19 10:20 PM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: RedToo]  
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I didn't understand the transmission cycle of the opening post, so after googling I found out
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The satellite was launched into space in June 2018, but is considered an "amateur" structure because it isn't affiliated with any space agency.

The camera which captured this stunning shot was built by students. The image was then beamed back to the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope in the northeastern Netherlands, and downloaded.


I believe this is the first time that I've seen real pictures from the Earth-Moon Lagrange 2 point, and even though the photo is less interesting than what the Soviet Zond and US Ranger probes produced, i'm still amazed by what is essentially a smartphone camera with a bigger aperture, can produce.

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#4460244 - 02/06/19 11:12 PM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by Blade_RJ
fake ,how come the dark side is iluminated if it isnt facing us ?


Joking, right?


I hope so.


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#4460253 - 02/07/19 01:06 AM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: RedToo]  
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All I see is two flat disks.

wink


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#4460262 - 02/07/19 03:19 AM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: Dart]  
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Originally Posted by Dart
All I see is two flat disks.

wink


rofl

#4460264 - 02/07/19 03:32 AM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: RedToo]  
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To really, really blow the minds of people they should release a picture when the far side of the moon is completely illuminated by the Sun.

The tidal locking puts one face towards the Earth, but that doesn't mean the other side is "dark." On a new moon (for us) it's a full moon to anyone looking at it from the other side.


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#4460267 - 02/07/19 03:54 AM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by Blade_RJ
fake ,how come the dark side is iluminated if it isnt facing us ?


Joking, right?


they left the flash on


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#4460268 - 02/07/19 04:09 AM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: RedToo]  
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Here's a video made from a series of photos from a few years ago:



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#4460285 - 02/07/19 11:06 AM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: Dart]  
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Originally Posted by Dart
To really, really blow the minds of people they should release a picture when the far side of the moon is completely illuminated by the Sun.




That is in fact what the OP picture is showing, the far side of the moon illuminated by the sun in the foreground and the earth in the distance.


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#4460343 - 02/07/19 04:52 PM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: Dart]  
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Originally Posted by Dart
On a new moon (for us) it's a full moon to anyone looking at it from the other side.

Nonsense. The moon gets eaten by a giant wolf, then spit out again, thanks to the Saturn shepherd alien overlords who poke him with a space cattle prod.

#4460363 - 02/07/19 06:51 PM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: RedToo]  
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but where's the turtle?

#4460372 - 02/07/19 07:59 PM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: RedToo]  
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I think I can see Udo Kier in that moon pic.

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#4460376 - 02/07/19 08:28 PM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: RedToo]  
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#4460381 - 02/07/19 09:32 PM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: Khai]  
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Originally Posted by Khai
but where's the turtle?


you mean of course the turtle of enormous girth, on whose shell rests the Earth


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#4460401 - 02/08/19 02:17 AM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: RedToo]  
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#4460422 - 02/08/19 08:39 AM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: 462cid]  
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Originally Posted by 462cid
Originally Posted by Khai
but where's the turtle?


you mean of course the turtle of enormous girth, on whose shell rests the Earth

Yes, which leads to the other question. What happened to the elephants, that stand on the turtle, that the world sits on?

#4460426 - 02/08/19 09:43 AM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: RedToo]  
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The elephants have been poached by scientific agenda and the turtle broils in it's own gravy on the stove of media compliance.


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#4460567 - 02/09/19 06:52 AM Re: Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side. [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by Dart
To really, really blow the minds of people they should release a picture when the far side of the moon is completely illuminated by the Sun.




That is in fact what the OP picture is showing, the far side of the moon illuminated by the sun in the foreground and the earth in the distance.


People are probably thrown off by the fact that it's not an image you "just shoot with your camera".

Even with HDR the moon brightness would have probably made the earth almost invisible.

I would guess it's a composite of several exposures, but I don't know, it's been decades since I geeked on camera stuff...

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