The grainy images of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon have been grist for the moon conspiracy theory mill for decades.
The final loss in quality came when Nasa made its US recording of the
event–the one always seen in archive footage–by simply placing a 16mm
film camera in front of a television monitor in the US.
However, it is the original magnetic tapes recorded back at the Parkes
Observatory in Australia that contained the unadulterated and highest
To the later horror of researchers and scientists, it was those tapes that went missing.
But now, according to the Daily Express, the original high-quality recordings have been found. (It looks like NASA was planning to surprise the world a little closer to the 40th anniversary of the moon landing.)