I could explain it, but many people explain it better than me. No tapes were lost. Nothing was lost.
Dont know why anyone think that.
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The Van Allen belts were a large problem that scientists had to solve- there are several hotspots of supercharged particles held in place by the earths magnetic field- you are fight in the fact that it has fatal potential. Because it is simple radiation, it cannot physically destroy any structure but will damage organic DNA.
However. while charged particles are damaging to human bodies, the amount of damage done can range from none to lethal, depending on the energy those particles deposit, the density of those particles, and the length of time you spend being exposed to them.
In the Apollo missions, while they could not affect the energy the particles deposit, the goal was to change the other two factors.
When the missions were being planned, specific details about areas of density and lack of it were well documented because of un-manned probes sent into the Van Allen belt- to perform tests and scans.
The inner Van Allen belt is very dense, but easy to avoid, so that was not a problem.
The outer belt is unavoidable, and still has dense areas to avoid. However, there were several known areas of the Van Allen belt that were sparsely populated with these charged particles.
When the apollo rockets passed through, there was indeed some radiation- enough that you wouldn’t want to get exposed to itover the course of a long period of time. However, the radiation levels were not lethal or injuring considering the amount of time it took to pass through.
Do you mean this image? If so, it is correct. Keep in mind the Earth is very large compared to the moon- and halfway to the moon is not that far in space distance. Imagine this- Look at the night sky, and double the size of the moon (halfway there)
This is a size comparison. So take your double sized moon, and multiply it by 8-10 in size, and you get what the Earth looks like from halfway.
You mean this?
Considering the moon has very little atmosphere, it seems that the camera taking this picture is exposed to a lot of sunlight- resulting in a whole lot of lens glare- making the sun look like a giant white ball with rings.
I don’t quite get this one…sorry