XRW-147 wrote:Aj, as Z rightly pointed out the moon has gravitational pull, as its a "satellite", but no atmosphere.
Actually, any object has a gravitational pull whether or not it's a satellite. For example, you pull the earth towards you with just as much force as it pulls you.
Liban wrote:The flag is held by a stick. The bottom part is free to float around in zero gravity... Thats why it looks like its flapping.
It's not zero gravity there but yes there's a horizontal rod to stop the flag from drooping. And no atmosphere so no air resistance to slow the "flapping" down. Also the fabric was still crinkled after being unpacked and I doubt they brought along an iron to press it.
You can't see the stars because the sun is shining (just like daytime on Earth). On earth the sky looks blue due to the atmosphere. No atmosphere on the moon so black sky hence the illusion of it being "night time" and the expectation of seeing stars. Plus all the science fiction movies usually show stars conditioning us to expect that.
On the Dark Side of the Moon I assume you'd see stars but they didn't land there.
Different direction shadows due to light reflected from earth as well as sunlight.
That's not to say it wasn't a hoax but the evidence presented so far is insufficient and easily debunked with a bit of research.