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Dust: The Proof That We Landed On The Moon

In an unapologetic attack on Moon-landing hoax proponents, Popular Science, claims that the proof that we landed on the Moon is the movement of dust behind the lunar rover:

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11’s lunar landing, which means the Moon hoax theorists are out in full force. And while scientists have refuted the hoaxers most common arguments like how the Apollo flags apparently wave in a vacuum, there’s one interesting way to prove that we did in fact land on the Moon that we don’t see all that often: the movement of dust kicked up by the lunar rover on Apollo 16.

Apollo 16 was the second Apollo mission to take a lunar rover to Moon. In April of 1972, Commander John Young and Lunar Module Pilot Charlie Duke spent a little more than 20 hours exploring the Moon’s Descartes region. The rover allowed them to cover more ground than they would have been able to on foot, and also gave them a unique off-roading experience.

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Why a Moon Hoax Would Have Been Impossible

While I love delving into a conspiracy as much as the next esotericist, some are definitely more goofy than others. The idea that we never actually went to the moon, and instead NASA (or the Air Force) hired Stanley Kubrick to hoax the entire event has always struck me as more absurd than the 'official story.' That they would repeatedly fake further space adventures beggars belief. But it can be tiring to dispel the various anomaly-hunting, misrepresentations of science, and outrageous claims one by one. Photographer and filmmaker sg collins has decided to cut all of those claims off at the pass, by turning the conspiracy hypothesis against itself; by 1969, while the rocket technology required for space travel had been developed over decades, the video technology necessary to fake the moon landing had not. Via Gizmodo:
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