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Why are there no stars in photos of the moon landing?
Answered by Discovery Channel
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  1. Conspiracy theorists have been poring over NASA footage to discredit the moon landings. According to these theorists, none of the photographs from the moon shows any stars. Since the moon has no atmosphere, they claim that thousands of stars should be evident in the photos. However, NASA scientists explain that the camera was unable to capture the light emitted from the stars because the bright sunlight hitting the moon's surface washes out the light from the stars.

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