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Adam Selene[edit]

Whilst I'm not entirely sure if it is appropriate, I've added a link to Adam Selene, which is a prominent figure in Robert A. Heinlein's The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. Since the surename is common with this project, I've mentioned it in a new section called Trivia. Please, comment on this.--Vidarlo 13:44, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

You handled it well. Hu 00:11, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
Selene was a greek moon godess. The character is surely named after her. 12:41, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Eric Dahlen[edit]

I added Template:dubious to a mention of Eric Dahlen. Can anyone support this assertion with a reference? (Sdsds - Talk) 04:44, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

I don't know who the Eric Dahlen is, but you can search the name at --Fukumoto 14:56, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

I've confirmed the names of JFK and Eric Dahlen at the page Fukumoto shown us; but why the need to mention the former when it is clearly posted by some unknown stranger (who presumably has no connection to JFK himself), and the latter isn't notable enough to have his own article? As for Jackie K, I couldn't find her name. --朝彦 (Asahiko) 16:13, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Apollo Landing Site[edit]

Wouldnt it be possible to make a photo to proof the moonlanding in 69 ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:25, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Nope. Look at the data for the terrain camera (in the "payload" section of the article). It says the resolution is 10 meters per pixel. What's left on the moon (from Apollo) are lander bases, and they're about 9.5 meters across. So at best, Selene will give you one gray pixel that you can point to and say, "that's Apollo." Maybe they can get a picture of a long shadow, but even that will only be two or three pixels. Anyway, all of this discussion is moot. If the mountains of existing evidence for Apollo don't convince you of its authenticity, why would a couple of additional picture convince you? Christopher.secord 13:07, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
An open question though is, what is the pixel resolution of the HDTV when it is in telephoto mode? They included that for "public relations" purposes -- and unlike the Terrain Camera which has 10m/pixel resolution (and which does what it is named, terrain mapping) there is no posted resolution for the HDTV camera. SunSw0rd 15:10, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
if my calculation is correct, 15° diagonal field of view yields 0.0068° pixel pitch. At 100 km distance, it is about 12m per pixel. --Fukumoto 15:48, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Picking of Nickname[edit]

Perhaps a brief reason why the public selected the nickname would be in order, if it is understood. No, I haven't read the "Tale", so maybe it's obvious. Thanks Jimaginator 12:49, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Pretty obvious considering the fact that the princess "Kaguya-hime", a primary character in the tale, is from the moon. Would adding a short phrase "princess from the moon" be enough? --朝彦 (Asahiko) 05:32, 15 September 2007 (UTC)


Shouldn't there be a description of the objectives of themission, ie more than "lunar exploration, or at least some kind of explanation for this renewed lunar interest?--SidiLemine 15:59, 14 September 2007 (UTC)


An "artist's impression" picture is fine for prototypes but, given that the thing has actually launched, we should be able to get a suitable photo, like the AP photo in the story here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:06, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

I put in a launch image from JAXA's web photo archive. Please comment if I did something wrong! Muad 03:18, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
A freely licensed launch image is available. I've replaced the JAXA/MHI photo. That said, concerning the comment by, I don't know if a person from the general public (i.e. not from the press) had any chance to go near the actual spacecraft prior to launch and take a photo of enough quality. --朝彦 (Asahiko) 03:08, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

101 by 11741 km[edit]

I changed "by" to "to" in this passage. For a range of values, "to" seems more appropriate. "By" tends to be used more for distances that are at right angles to eachother: a "10 by 20km" object is 10 units wide and 20 long. But this use of "by" may be an orbital science convention, in which case I am wrong. In this case, I recommend avoiding the convention anyway, since it is confusing to at least this layman. - 21:31, 14 October 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by DewiMorgan (talkcontribs)