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Posted 07 August 2003 - 12:09 PM

Okay, i basically got swept up in space junk when i was in 4th grade when Apollo 13 (The Movie) came out. I remember when they came around from the dark side of the moon they mentioned and showed a crater called "zokaski (i think its spelled wrong) crater". Any one now what im talking about and where its located on a map of the moon?

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Posted 07 August 2003 - 05:31 PM

Hello,
I do not know of a crater by that name. There is a Tsiolkovsky. Could that be it? Also a Jansky and a Jansen,

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Posted 07 August 2003 - 09:04 PM

Hi,

I've checked all the crater names starting with Z and none are even close to that. Any other ideas?

If you want I can post all the Z craters for you to check the names.


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Posted 08 August 2003 - 02:34 AM

Out of interest I just popped my copy in and had a look at that scene - it goes something like this:

"Wow, will you look at the Zeokovsky (sp?) crater"..

"I can't believe how bright the ejecta is"...

And the crater that is shown in the footege is indeed quite large and impressive.

I'll have a look on a map and see if that name is close to anything that I can recognise.

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Posted 08 August 2003 - 10:59 AM

Zeno is the closest thing I've found on my map.

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 12:17 PM

I forgot all about this thread! Thanks for the help, i guess ill have to do some searching and different name spelling.
Maybe i could find a script for that portion of the movie...
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Posted 11 August 2003 - 12:19 PM

wow, 1 minute into my movie script search i found it!

"Look at the Tsiolkovskii crater.

I can't believe how bright
the ejector blanket is.

It's like snow.
It's beautiful.

That's Mare Imbrium
to the north. "

So its spelled "Tsiolkovskii" (if the script is correct). But Drats! I have to go to work and i dont have enough time to do a search for it! The quest will continue in 7 hours! lol

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 09:01 PM

Hello!, I think the crater you want is Tsiolkovski and it is located on the far side! This is not a great image,but it does show the crater's dark maria filled floor.

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 09:51 PM

Ya thats it. This may sound dumb, but if its on the far side, wouldnt it be covered by the great shadow? (thats my term, great shadow lol).

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 01:42 AM

No - the "far side" get lit up by the sun too - we just can't see it :-)

When we have a "new moon" then the half that we can't see is fully lit.

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 09:03 AM

I thought the back half was never lit no matter what phase of the moon?

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#12 Bird

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 10:35 AM

When we have a "new moon' then the moon is between us and the sun (or close enough to it).

Think about it :-)

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 06:19 PM

Here is a trivia question. During a complete phase of the moon, what was the total percentage of the moon's surface you viewed during the month, and why?

Charles :cool:

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 07:24 PM

Oooooooo, i didnt know the moon rotated. I thought it stays in one area and orbited us. I didnt know it rotated as it did it. Learnded sumpun new!



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Posted 13 August 2003 - 09:43 AM

We would see something just over 50% of the moon's surface. As the moon orbits the earth, it rotates at almost exactly the same rate so that one face is always towards us. However, libration allows us to see just a smidgen more that 50%...so maybe 50-55% can be seen during a complete lunar cycle.

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Posted 17 August 2003 - 08:13 PM

Hi Guys!,just wanted to share another lunar image...maybe you can tell me the name of the 'crab claw' shaped formation visible,just so I don't have to keep calling it the 'crab claw'!!

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Posted 17 August 2003 - 08:16 PM

Robert,

Did I miss the picture?

#18 Charles

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Posted 17 August 2003 - 08:49 PM

Real close Captain Green.

The actual number and I shouldn't use the word actual, because is actually approximate. But, to answer the question a person can see approximately 59% of the moon during the month because it wobbles.

Okay someone else's turn to come up with a Trivia Question.

Charles :lol:

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Posted 18 August 2003 - 12:04 PM

What kind of cheese is the moon made of?
A) Swiss
B) Chedder
C) Ritz with chesse
D) The man on the moon already ate it

Im leaning towards C........

lol
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Posted 18 August 2003 - 07:50 PM

What kind of cheese is the moon made of?
A) Swiss
B) Chedder
C) Ritz with chesse
D) The man on the moon already ate it

Im leaning towards C........



What about none of the above. But one thing is for sure: it's blue cheese, once in a blue moon.

Did I win?!?!?! :jump:

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Posted 23 August 2003 - 03:04 AM

Robert,

The name of the crater is Gutenberg, which bears the nickname of the Lobster Claw.

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Posted 23 August 2003 - 05:01 AM

Here is some Lunar trivia. Who is the only human being ever to be interned (buried) on the moon? :question:

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Posted 23 August 2003 - 07:29 AM

Oh dear - I'll probably get this *completely* wrong, but wasn't the cremated remains of one of the two people that schoemaker-levy is named after sent to the moon in the clementine spacecraft?

I think it was Gene Schoemaker, but apologies if I'm wrong...

p.s. I could cheat & look it up on google, but that rather defeats the purpose of a trivia question :-)

cheers, Bird

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Posted 23 August 2003 - 07:34 AM

Okay, I just checked. I was close :-)

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Posted 23 August 2003 - 05:22 PM

Er, well i could go get my issue of sky and tele from years back and get the answer but thatd be cheating. He really wasnt buried. If i remember right some of his ashes were sent to the moon. Well of course they werent going to fedex the body there.... That caused a little debate didnt it?

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