When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the moon for the first time, they made a surprising discovery: the shadow on the moon is much darker shadows of the earth because of the lack of atmosphere. All lunar shadow – is black. Once the astronauts stepped into the shadows, they could not see their own feet, despite the blazing brightly in the sky, the sun disk.
Of course, the astronauts were able to adapt to it, but such a contrast between dark and light areas of the surface still remained a problem. Read the rest of this entry »