Morningstar was expounding a theme that there's some kind of "new honesty" in NASA now that Jim Bridenstine is Adminstrator (since April 2018). He said that, in NASA's image library, old fuzzy images are gradually being replaced by higher resolution versions, which to my knowledge is totally untrue. He didn't give any specific examples, but he did OOOH and AAAH a lot over this image, which he says he found in a Polish astronomy magazine in 2018.
Later in the show he returned to this topic, saying that he's being asked why we don't see these colors during full Moon at night. In a spectacular display of his misunderstanding of optics, he said that it's the same reason the sky is blue in daytime. The atmosphere filters out all but blue light. We are left to wonder whether Mr. Morningstar, the "specialist in photo interpretation," has ever looked at Mars in the night sky.
By the way, anyone can make a full Moon digital photo as gloriously colorful as they like. Here's an article showing how. The result is no more real than Mike Bara's pathetic attempt to convince us that increasing color saturation of an image is "just like turning up the volume on a radio."
Morningstar repeated a claim he first made in October 2016, that "My friend Ed Mitchell" photograhed a UFO while on the Moon. He means this photo of turtle rock, AS14-68-9472:
Morningstar said the UFO has "a geometric pattern." Oh yeah? If you're having a hard time even seeing a UFO, let alone a geometric pattern, look in the sky just above the second fiducial from left. There's a small piece of scanner lint. Ed stepped a little to his right and shot the next frame, AS14-68-9473:
Bye-bye Mr. UFO.
There was plenty more lunacy in the show, but I think that's enough to make the point.
I heard that show too. My favorite extra lunacies:
- All nuclear submarines are shadowed by UFOs at all times.
- Many people involved in the Apollo program volunteered for "memory suppression" so that they wouldn't ever be tempted to reveal the deep, dark, secrets.
Morningstar may have seen it in a Polish magazine but it's an amateur image by 'The Avid Astronomer'.
He posts on his facebook page in June 2018 about getting an email from NASA saying they liked it and would like to use it:
Yes indeed James, large scale "memory suppression" and "image manipulation" are more or less the glue which holds every space conspiracy together. Of course everything inter-agency and international. The tentacles of They-Them reach far! A good conspiracy always feeds on its own self-explanations & far-fetched defenses. Until it's so enormously fat, that the only thing it still can do is waggle from show to show, mostly by phone, regurgitating the same old innards.
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