The Moon in HD

I can watch this video many many times and it will never appear to be real to me. That is my primary issue with high definition video; it looks more like the detail I would expect from some big budget blockbuster CG moon than the real deal. My eyes expect grainy footage here.

Perhaps that expectation is related to the original moon landings; they were using less sophisticated equipment, but that is all that I have seen of the moon other than what I can observe here on Earth with a limited budget.

Nevertheless, the reality is that this footage is about as real as it can get. Observing the surface of something so alien is a strange thing. I wish that I could be alive for the exploration that is sure to take place in our futures.

(Video No Longer Available. Sad.)

Short video, but surreal. The probe that shot this is currently heading towards it’s destruction on the surface of the moon and shall impact on June 10th. Via Kottke.

There is something about this that makes me cry out, “FAKE!” It’s not, but it looks that way to me. Perhaps it is the fact that it is high def.