sᴛʀᴀɴɢᴇ ᴀ̳ʟ̳ɪ̳ᴇ̳ɴ̳ sᴛʀᴜᴄᴛᴜʀᴇs ғᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴏɴ – ᴛʜᴀᴛ’s ᴡʜʏ ᴡᴇ ᴅᴏɴ’ᴛ ɢᴏ ᴛʜᴇʀᴇ

sᴏ ᴍᴀɴᴋɪɴᴅ ʀᴇᴀʟʟʏ ʜᴀs ʀᴇᴀᴄʜᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴏɴ, ᴏʀ ɪs ɪᴛ ᴊᴜsᴛ ᴀ ʙɪɢ ғᴀʀᴄᴇ? ʙᴏᴛʜ ᴛʜᴇᴏʀɪᴇs ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴀᴄᴄᴜᴍᴜʟᴀᴛᴇᴅ ɴᴜᴍᴇʀᴏᴜs ғᴏʟʟᴏᴡᴇʀs. ᴛʜᴇʀᴇ ᴀʀᴇ ʜᴜɴᴅʀᴇᴅs ᴏғ ᴍᴏᴠɪᴇs ᴏʀ ᴘɪᴄᴛᴜʀᴇs ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴘʀᴏᴠᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀᴘᴏʟʟᴏ ғʟɪɢʜᴛs ᴀʀᴇ ʀᴇᴀʟ, ʙᴜᴛ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ʜᴀɴᴅ, ᴛʜᴇʀᴇ ᴀʀᴇ ᴍᴀɴʏ ᴅᴇʙᴀᴛᴇs ᴛʜᴀᴛ sʜᴏᴡ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴀɴᴅɪɴɢ ʜᴀs ʙᴇᴇɴ sᴛᴀɢᴇᴅ.


ʙᴜᴛ ɪғ ʙᴏᴛʜ ᴛʜᴇᴏʀɪᴇs ᴀʀᴇ ᴄᴏʀʀᴇᴄᴛ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴍᴀʏʙᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴜɴᴀʀ sᴜʀғᴀᴄᴇ ʜɪᴅᴇs ᴍᴏʀᴇ ᴛʜᴀɴ ʀᴏᴄᴋs ᴀɴᴅ ᴄʀᴀᴛᴇʀs? ᴅɪsᴄᴏᴠᴇʀɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʀᴇ-ᴇxɪsᴛɪɴɢ sᴛʀᴜᴄᴛᴜʀᴇs ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴏɴ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ʙᴇ ᴀ ɢᴏᴏᴅ ʀᴇᴀsᴏɴ ɴᴏᴛ ᴛᴏ ʀᴇᴠᴇᴀʟ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇxɪsᴛᴇɴᴄᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ɢᴇɴᴇʀᴀʟ ᴘᴜʙʟɪᴄ.

ɪғ ᴀɴ ᴏғғɪᴄɪᴀʟ ʀᴇᴘᴏʀᴛ ᴀᴅᴍɪᴛᴛᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴀᴛ sᴜᴄʜ ʙᴜɪʟᴅɪɴɢs ᴡᴇʀᴇ ғᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴏɴ, ᴛʜᴇɴ ᴏᴜʀ ғᴀɪᴛʜ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ᴘʀᴏʙᴀʙʟʏ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴀ ʀᴇᴠᴇʀsᴇᴅ ᴛᴜʀɴ ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴇ ᴅᴏ ɴᴏᴛ ᴡᴀɴᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴄʜᴀɴɢᴇ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ғᴀsᴛ, ᴅᴏ ᴡᴇ?

ᴛʜᴏsᴇ ᴡʜᴏ ᴄʟᴀɪᴍᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏɴᴛʜ ʟᴀɴᴅɪɴɢ ᴡᴀs ғᴀᴋᴇᴅ ɪɴ ᴀ sᴛᴜᴅɪᴏ, ʙᴇʟɪᴇᴠɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇʀᴇ ᴡᴇʀᴇ ɴᴏ ᴀᴜᴛʜᴇɴᴛɪᴄ ᴄᴏʟᴏʀ ɪᴍᴀɢᴇs ᴏɴ ᴍɪssɪᴏɴs. ᴀʟᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜ ɴᴀsᴀ ʜᴀs ʀᴇʟᴇᴀsᴇᴅ ʜɪɢʜ-ʀᴇsᴏʟᴜᴛɪᴏɴ ᴘʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜs ғʀᴏᴍ ᴀᴘᴏʟʟᴏ ᴍɪssɪᴏɴs, sᴋᴇᴘᴛɪᴄs ʀᴇᴍᴀɪɴ ᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ sɪᴅᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ sᴛᴏʀʏ, ᴀs ᴛʜᴇ ᴀʙɴᴏʀᴍᴀʟ ᴅʀᴀᴡɪɴɢs ғᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴏɴ ᴀʀᴇ ɴᴏᴛ ɪɴ ᴏғғɪᴄɪᴀʟ ᴏʀ ᴠɪᴅᴇᴏ ғᴏᴏᴛᴀɢᴇ.

ᴍᴀɴʏ ᴘʜᴏᴛᴏs ᴀʀᴇ ᴍᴏᴅɪғɪᴇᴅ, ᴀʟᴛᴇʀᴇᴅ, ᴏʀ ᴜɴᴄʟᴇᴀʀ ᴛᴏ ʜɪᴅᴇ ᴄʀᴜᴄɪᴀʟ ɪɴғᴏʀᴍᴀᴛɪᴏɴ. ᴀʟsᴏ, ᴛʜᴇ ғᴀᴍᴏᴜs ᴄᴀsᴇ ᴏғ ᴍɪssɪɴɢ ᴛᴀᴘᴇs ᴀᴘᴏʟʟᴏ 𝟷𝟷 ᴅᴏᴇs ɴᴏᴛ ᴅᴏ ᴍᴜᴄʜ ᴛᴏ ᴄᴀʟᴍ ᴛʜᴇ sᴛᴏʀᴍ ᴏғ ᴄʀɪᴛɪᴄs. ᴀɴ ɪɴᴠᴇsᴛɪɢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ 𝟸𝟶 ʏᴇᴀʀs ᴀɢᴏ ғᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɴᴀsᴀ ʜᴀs ᴇʀᴀsᴇᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ʀᴇᴜsᴇᴅ ʀᴀᴡ ᴀᴘᴏʟʟᴏ 𝟷𝟷 ᴠɪᴅᴇᴏ sɪɢɴᴀʟs

ᴀʟᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀᴜᴅɪᴏ ᴛʀᴀᴄᴋ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴜɴᴀʀ ᴍɪssɪᴏɴ ʜᴀs ʙᴇᴇɴ ʜᴇᴀᴠɪʟʏ ᴍᴏᴅɪғɪᴇᴅ, ɪᴛ ʀᴇᴠᴇᴀʟs ʏᴇᴛ ᴀɴᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ɪɴᴛᴇʀᴇsᴛɪɴɢ ᴘɪᴇᴄᴇ ᴏғ ᴅɪᴀʟᴏɢᴜᴇ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴀᴘᴘᴇᴀʀs ᴄʟᴏsᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇɴᴅ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ғɪʀsᴛ ᴇxᴛʀᴀ-sᴄᴇɴᴇ ᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏғ ᴀᴘᴏʟʟᴏ 𝟷𝟽, ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴀsᴛ ᴏғғɪᴄɪᴀʟ ᴇᴀʀᴛʜ ᴍɪssɪᴏɴ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇᴀʀᴛʜ’s ɴᴀᴛᴜʀᴀʟ sᴀᴛᴇʟʟɪᴛᴇ. ᴀs ᴛʜᴇʏ ʀᴇᴛᴜʀɴᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴜɴᴀʀ ᴍᴏᴅᴜʟᴇ, ᴀsᴛʀᴏɴᴀᴜᴛ ᴇᴜɢᴇɴ ᴄᴇᴍᴀɴ sᴀᴡ sᴏᴍᴇᴛʜɪɴɢ ɪɴᴄʀᴇᴅɪʙʟᴇ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴄᴀɴ ʙᴇ ɪɴᴛᴇʀᴘʀᴇᴛᴇᴅ ғʀᴏᴍ ʜɪs ᴅɪᴀʟᴏɢᴜᴇ ᴀɴᴅ sᴏᴍᴇ ᴘɪᴄᴛᴜʀᴇs sʜᴏᴏᴛ ᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴛɪᴍᴇ.

ᴜ̳ғ̳ᴏ̳ʟᴏɢɪsᴛs ʙᴇʟɪᴇᴠᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀᴘᴏʟʟᴏ 𝟷𝟽 ᴄʀᴇᴡ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇxɪsᴛᴇɴᴄᴇ ᴏғ ғᴏʀᴇɪɢɴ sᴛʀᴜᴄᴛᴜʀᴇs ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴜɴᴀʀ sᴜʀғᴀᴄᴇ, ᴀɴᴅ ɪᴛ ɪs ᴀʟsᴏ ᴀ ғᴀᴄᴛ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴍᴀɴʏ ᴀsᴛʀᴏɴᴀᴜᴛs ʙᴇʟɪᴇᴠᴇ ɪɴ ɪɴᴛᴇʟʟɪɢᴇɴᴛ ʟɪғᴇ ғᴏʀᴍs. ᴅᴏ ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ᴍᴏʀᴇ ᴛʜᴀɴ ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴛᴇʟʟ ᴜs ᴏʀ ɪs ɪᴛ ᴊᴜsᴛ ᴀ ᴛʜᴇᴏʀʏ ᴏғ ᴄᴏɴsᴘɪʀᴀᴄʏ?

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