Author Archives: James Fincannon
Various spacecraft have attempted to address a hypothesized effect near the poles of the Moon called “peaks of eternal light”. BMDO/NASA’s Clementine spacecraft, ESA’s Smart-1 spacecraft, JAXA’s Kaguya spacecraft and NASA’s LRO spacecraft have all gathered data to try to … Continue reading
The problem is this: is there any evidence of where the Apollo 11 flag fell? This was the first Apollo landing site and the astronauts did not place the flag pole sufficiently into the lunar surface so that upon take-off, … Continue reading
Examination of the LRO images for the Apollo 12 site also show that the flag is still on its pole and in condition sufficient to create a shadow. This was discovered on August 23, 2011 and documented on the MoonZoo … Continue reading
Assembling the LRO images of the Apollo 16 site show that the flag is still on its pole and “solid”. This discovery was made on August 22, 2011 as documented on the MoonZoo site.
Yes, based on Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) images, it is possible to deduce that the flag is still on its pole AND that it has not disintegrated over time. The flags were made of nylon so it logically seems like … Continue reading