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Hubble Resolves Expiration Date For Green Cheese Moon April 1, 2006

Posted by jtintle in APoD, Hubble Telescope, Moon, NASA, Space, Space Fotos, Telescopes.
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See Explanation.  Clicking on the picture will download the highest resolution version available.
Credit: Ranger Project, NASA

Explanation: Using the new camera on the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have been able to confirm that the Moon is made of green cheese. The telling clue was the resolution of a marked date after which the Moon may go bad. Controversy still exists, however, over whether the date resolved is truly an expiration date or just a "sell by" date. "To be cautious, we should completely devour the Moon by tomorrow," a spokesperson advised. Happy April Fool's Day from the folks at APOD. The above image (slightly altered) was actually taken in 1965 by the Ranger 9 probe minutes before impact. The popular Moon is made of Green Cheese myth can be traced back almost 500 years. It has been used historically in context to indicate a claim so clearly false that no one — not even April Fools — will believe it.

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2. bertilde - May 27, 2006

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