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There is a man-made object visible from the moon — the lunar landing site.
Ha! So true
In fact there are many manmade objects visible from the Moon, even specifying 1) Cloudless over any specific spot and 2) No more than 20x binoculars. The trick is to look at night, the objects in question are major cities with their streetlights etc: New York City is a very large, almost entirely man-created object; so is Hong Kong.
I add binoculars because I’m too lazy to access an astronomy website & determine the precise size of the Earth from the surface of the Moon — referenced to thumbnail at arm’s length for example (minutes of arc). Kind of pointless to discuss manmade objects if the limit of resolution of Mk. 1 eyeball at that distance is Madagascar…
I really, really, really wish you would post the full transcript of what he says in your comic. Theres a couple of these and just as he gets interesting the words disappear behind his body.
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However if you stand on The Great Wall of China, you can see the moon.
Apparently you haven’t seen the amount of air pollution around the Great Wall. Sure, you might see a bit of fuzzy moon above the Outer Mongolia portions of the wall, but from Ba Da Ling I doubt you’ll see anything but dirty gray skies.
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