NASA adds 'sharpen photo' filter to moon photos

New video shows images that show footprints, tracks, experiments on Apollo landing sites

NASA today released a new video showing enhanced photographs of the moon's surface, taken from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). In the video, Noah Petro, research scientist and member of the LRO Project Science team, discusses the images captured from the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites.

Of course, this hasn't stopped the conspiracy theorists who argue that the Apollo 11 mission was faked - they say these images don't show anything from Apollo 11, and others argue that with Photoshop and other computer programs, that these images could also be faked.

Regardless of these arguments, the photos posted here are pretty impressive - but they don't address whether there's a giant monster on the moon, as witnessed by the 'Apollo 18' movie that only amassed $10M in receipts over the Labor Day weekend. Coincidence that NASA released these images after that movie opened? Hmmmm. Maybe something else for the conspiracy theorists to discuss.

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