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Astronaut and current ISS resident shares a photo from space

Discussion in 'Physical & Life Sciences' started by SpiritualBeing, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. SpiritualBeing

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  2. tas8831

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    GoPro with a fisheye lens. Or Photoshop. Always an out.
     
  3. Sketcher

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    I know the lighting will be different in space, but the stuffed/inflatable Earth doll, the box on the ceiling above it, and what appears to be leather items sitting on the cockpit don't look right.
     
  4. Petros2015

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    It could be a fake doctored to look like a fake... what if there was a conspiracy of flat earther's who didn't want you to know what was really going on?
     
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  5. SpiritualBeing

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    Sure you could say that until you see she's actually in space by seeing her multiple video's she posts on her Twitter page.

    Intl. Space Station on Twitter
     
  6. Sketcher

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    I'm not doubting the authenticity of whether or not she's on the station. Just remarking that some objects in the photo don't look right.
     
  7. SpiritualBeing

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    Hehe fish eye lens has already been debunked a bunch of different ways. Fisheye lenses does not explain the curved horizon seen in space photos. They can't use that anymore.
     
  8. lasthero

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    What doesn’t look right about them?
     
  9. tas8831

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    But you and I both know that they do... and will keep doing so...
     
  10. Ophiolite

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    Unless you can, with precision, objectively quantify what "don't look right" means, it isn't an observation that has much value.
     
  11. Sketcher

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    It's hard to verbalize, but I'll give it a try.The leather pieces look a little too flat. The box looks a little too clean (quite a bit like 3D renders from several years ago) and the toy seems to have a different light source than the rest of the items. However, as I said before, I am unfamiliar with the lighting in space, which will be different from the lighting on Earth, and lighting may potentially explain all of this.
     
  12. JackRT

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    It would appear that there is no internal illumination to speak of --- it earthlight and as such is very diffuse so that there are no visible shadows.
     
  13. Sketcher

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    Yes, the Earth is a diffuse light source, I'm wondering where the moon is as it will be another one. I'm not seeing what directly appears to be solar light since I'm not seeing hard shadows.
     
  14. Ophiolite

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    Those seem to be subjective evaluations. I see definite topography on the leather item; the box looks normal and we know nothing about the lighting sources. I appreciate your effort, but I don't think either of our mutually opposed subjective perceptions mean anything.
     
  15. SeventyOne

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    The way I see it, it looks like the light is above, behind, and to the left of the point of view of the picture taken. It's easier to see that when looking at the box at the top and noticing the brightness on the left side and shadow on the right side, and also the little reflective hot spot at the bottom of the window on the left. The leather item is flat because it's tucked under that metal lip.

    The reason it might look odd to you is because in that frame of reference, the Earth would also act as a source of light, but there aren't any cross-shadows between the two sources of light, which should be obvious on the surfaces immediately surrounding the windows, especially across the bottoms and on the right face of that plush toy.
     
  16. FrumiousBandersnatch

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    You're right, the stuffed/inflatable Earth doll isn't right - the Earth doesn't have arms (ears?) and legs. That's 'Little Earth', a toy that was sent up in the Crew Dragon capsule along with astronaut test dummy 'Ripley'. The leather pieces are probably attached to the panels with Velcro.

    If you Google "ISS cupola" and check out the videos, you'll see views from the cupola and a tour of what can be seen from the cupola windows.


    Here's a clearer photo of the inside: [​IMG]
     
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  17. dgiharris

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    Unless you have specialized knowledge of that exact leather piece and/or numerous pictures of that exact leather piece being more rotund, I have no idea how you can make this observation. I have several leather pouches, when they are empty, they are flat, when there is stuff in them, they have more shape. If I take a picture of it at the right angle, it will look super flat when empty...

    I would ask you why you would think the box would be dirty? It is a common practice in highly technical fields and/or situations to maintain a high level of cleanliness.

    I have no idea how you get that at all? The toy is the only thing of that color / texture in the photo so of course its lighting may look a little different than say the black panel it is in front of. The only way you could make this claim is if there were other comparable objects with bright colors and comparable textures in the photo with the toy. Similarly, the angle of the other objects would need to be similar and then and only then would you be able to make a lighting comparison.

    As is, it is impossible to definitively say the toy's lighting is inconsistent with the photo because there is nothing to compare it with. Truthfully, I think the lighting looks great.

    Lighting is lighting. There are diffuse light sources on earth, you can have colored lighting, etc.

    As is, when I look at this pic, I don't see anything strange. FWIW, I work in TV production and shoot various shows on a weekly basis. I also work with photographers weekly as well...

    The only thing strange that jumps out at me regarding this photo is how cute the little Earth toy is when you think about them being in space taking a photo of Earth...
     
  18. ViaCrucis

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    That's clearly a stuffed earth plushy, not a picture of the earth. Pfffft. /humor

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