Editor's Note: The solar wind composition experiment (SWC) consisted of a metal pole about 1.5 inches in diameter. This pole extended to about 5ft and was allegedly inserted into the lunar surface to a depth of about 3ins (8cms). Compare with Buzz height question on previous page.
Anomalies in Buzz exit sequence
Editor's Note: Of course both these photographs have always been available to researchers, but originally they had to be requested by number. In fact all published Apollo photographs are in the public domain. There are numerous other anomalies in this exit and descending the ladder sequence, see also Dark Moon: Apollo and the Whistle-Blowers.
Editor's Comment: It should noted that this study has used a cropped portion of images 5867 and 5868 to demonstrate the point being made. See also Apollo 12 exit from LM sequence: Use of tripod on the Moon? 2.
Camera height anomalies in Apollo 11
this the LM that really went to the Moon?
– – Close up of the Apollo 11 Eagle
Editor's Note: This is a genuine Apollo 11 photograph, NASA file number AS11-40-5922, allegedly shot on the Moon. This picture was apparently taken just after a series of close ups of the LM's footpads. The adhesive tape used was more likely to have been a polyimide or Mylar¨.
Adhesive tape used on Apollo 15
Editor's Note: This is also a genuine NASA photograph, this time a close up of an Apollo 15 LM allegedly on the llunar surface. The adhesive tape may have been polyimide or Mylar¨.
'Buzz' different in various images . . .
Editor's Note: Accouterments is the American spelling. The 'wrist stripe' is the strap of the Omega manually-wound watch. This watch was supplied by NASA to be worn for time keeping purposes during every mission EVA. Each of these pictures was taken during the Apollo 11 EVA, and are from magazine number 40.
Light from all sides
Editor's Note: The anomalous 'halo' around the photographer's shadow is a recurring effect in many Apollo photographs.
Two different views
Editor's Comment: Jack White says the text accompanying each of the above photographs was written by the NASA operators of the Apollo Image Gallery. Dave Greer pointed out that the editor of the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, Eric Jones, has acknowledged he made an error when stating that the image in question was taken from Neil Armstrong's window, rather than Buzz Aldrin’s window, and has agreed to update the caption on the NASA web site accordingly (August 2006).
Eric Jones also mentioned that sometimes they would receive the occasional image that had been printed backwards. This was due to using scans from NASA photographic prints and there was always the possibility that a darkroom technician might accidentally print a photo backwards.
Whistle-blowers expose Apollo hoaxing
Editor's Comment: There is a strong probability that the anomalies in the continuity of these images were introduced DELIBERATELY – the work of whistle-blowing technicians, photographers and production people. These changes could neither occur on their own, nor are they 'accidents'. Please see Dark Moon: Apollo and the Whistle-Blowers for background and context.