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Independence Day - Footprints on the Moon
Beginning of the movie where the alien Mother ship passes over the Moon you notice the footprints left by the astronauts near the base left behind by the L.E.M. Wouldn't the footprints have been blown away from the blast of the L.E.M.'s take-off?
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x-plode writes:
There is no atmosphere on the moon, therefore there is no wind to blow the footprints away. The LEM's pressure pushed on the lander to break free of the moon's gravity, no wind at all.
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stonedmunky writes:
Actually, as the moon has no seasons, wind or weather patterns etc the footprint would stay that way.
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megadeus writes:
Actually, the surface of the moon CAN and DOES preserve footprints, as stated by Neil Armstrong in this transcript of the Apollo 11 mission radio transmission, some of the first words spoken on the surface of the moon (after One small Step...): Armstrong: Yes, the surface is fine and powdery. I can kick it up loosely with my toe. It does adhere in fine layers, like powdered charcoal, to the sole and sides of my boots. I only go in a small fraction of an inch, maybe an eighth of an inch, but I can see the footprints of my boots and the treads in the fine, sandy particles.
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Davo100 writes:
The ascent module used the descent module as its launch pad, which deflected the exhaust plume away from the ground, and thereby protecting the footprints
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Gary Lynch writes:
Garry, you're wrong. Footprints on earth need some moisture to hold them together, against the effects of atmosphere on earth. On the moon there is none, so nothing to break it down. The footprints might be destroyed by rocks hitting the surface, but not by much else. (If they ever got there in the first place - Faked moon landings??)
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Jim writes:
If you believe the moon landing was faked, then you're not very bright. All the proof in the world isn't going to convince you. It's much easier for you to believe that it didn't happen than to believe that not a single person (out of thousands that made it happen) has come forward to say it was faked or that the Russians (who had the technology AND the motivation to say it was faked) didn't come forward to say that it was faked. I thought you people would have faded back into the woodwork by now but some of you are still out there making these idiotic claims.
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Garry writes:
Actually, there shouldn't be footprints on the moon at all; since footprints require moisture to form (moisture is what holds the grains of dust together, forming a footprint). There is no moisture on (most of) the moon. Faked moon landings? ;)
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