Editor's Note: These images originally appeared on apolloreality and are obviously from various sources. There is no way of knowing whether the moon models depicted here were those actually used to simulate Apollo aerial imagery. However, views of the LM flying over the lunar surface are questionable (see later study Apollo 16 LEM retouched). Therefore models like these would have been required for the purposes of creating faked still photographs and film animations.
Why astronaut shadows are anomalous
Editor's Note: This concise, well-presented conclusion must put into serious doubt the authenticity of these Apollo photographs. And then by implication, the authenticity of the entire Apollo photographic record – no doubt fulfilling the intentions of those whistle-blowers involved.
Thanks to Dave Greer for highlighting that fact that the previous version of this study required clarification.
'Sunlight' swaps sides during Apollo 12
Use of tripod on the Moon? 2
Light direction anomalies
Identical lunar module – different scales
Editor's Note: See also later study on this finding: Wrecker on the Moon?
Suspect Surveyor lll in shadow
Editor's Note: The deep gloom of the crater in the lower picture is totally inconsistent with the upper photo, In addition, there is lens flare in the color picture which is very unusual as a result of side lighting. Moreover, it is highly unusual to see a perfectly circular lens flare – see also later study NASA do(o)med? Look in the sky Chapter 7.
Another miniature stage set?