When Apollo 11's Armstrong and Aldrin took off from the moon in July 1969, they left behind part of the Eagle,
the U.S. flag, and several other instruments and mementos, including the seismometer Aldrin is adjusting in the above picture.
You can tell Apollo 11 was faked because ...
with instruments such as the Hubble Space Telescope
capable of peering into the distant recesses of the universe, surely scientists should be able to see the various objects still on the moon. But no such pictures of these objects exist.
The fact of the matter is ...
no telescope on Earth or in space has that kind of resolving power. "You can calculate this," Plait said. "Even with the biggest telescope on Earth, the smallest thing you can see on the surface of moon is something bigger than a house."
Apollo 11 photograph courtesy NASA