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What is sticking out of this crater on the moon?

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posted on Mar, 11 2020 @ 03:46 AM
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Hello ATS,

I have never seen an anomaly on the moon I found baffling enough to post here, until now...

In the video below, go to 0:50 and look at the crater that is shaped much like an ear, just to the right of the very large crater in the middle of the screen. Best to view this full screen. Look at the shadow being cast into the crater. There is something very long and thin sticking out of the edge of that crater. Whatever that thing is, it's got to be huge, as in very long! The 'object' itself seems to be visible as well, because there is light reflecting from something sticking out of the main shadow of the crater. See it? I have never seen anything close to that on images of the moon's terrain.



Can anyone estimate the length of this object? Any ideas what it could be?

soulwaxer




posted on Mar, 11 2020 @ 04:23 AM
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a reply to: soulwaxer

That can easily be checked by using LROC quickmap, a high resolution map of the moon (including the far side).



The large hexagon-shaped crater is called Chaplygin and the smaller one next to it, shaped roughly like an ear, is called Chaplygin Y. At first glance, and after checking it with LROC, it seems to be a regular crater with no anomaly. At least none that I can see.

This link will take you directly to the Chaplygin area (LROC quickmap) so that you can have a look for yourself.
edit on 11-3-2020 by jeep3r because: updated link



posted on Mar, 11 2020 @ 04:46 AM
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a reply to: jeep3r
Thanks Jeep!

Have to run now, but will check later!

soulwaxer



posted on Mar, 11 2020 @ 05:12 AM
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a reply to: jeep3r

Well, the anomaly is definitely present in this one.



posted on Mar, 11 2020 @ 05:34 AM
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originally posted by: trollz
a reply to: jeep3r

Well, the anomaly is definitely present in this one.



Yep. sure looks like a sphere of some kind and the shadow is a long elipse caused by the sun being lower in the sky, although re-looking at the shadows all around suggests to me the sun is higher in thee sky AND it might be a floating orb too?!

The 'spike' shadow isn't parallel with the other 'straight lined shadows", it's slightly ofset to the right (as it's pointing down) which either means BS or it's an antenna of some kind sticking out of the 'ball looking' object OR we could be looking down on a large orbufo OR an extremely tall tower whose base is hidden in the shadows below

I wonder if NASA could arrange to have the satellite take a photo when the sun is coming in from another direction?

edit on 11-3-2020 by JohnnyJetson because: wooo factor!



posted on Mar, 11 2020 @ 05:42 AM
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a reply to: trollz

Maybe there was something there at the time the image was acquired?


But when looking at more recent LROC photos, especially the ones with NAC (Narrow Angle Camera), the western crater rim (which is the top part in the image you posted) looks like this:



Maybe you or the OP want to look again using the different image layers? Here is a link to Chagylin Y crater with NAC photos layer activated. In the layers section you can also view different other spacecraft imagery and camera views.



posted on Mar, 11 2020 @ 05:51 AM
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a reply to: JohnnyJetson

I am going to be ruthless today.


sure looks like a sphere of some kind

It's a rock.


re-looking at the shadows all around suggests to me the sun is higher in thee sky AND it might be a floating orb too

Nope. It's a rock. Not a floating orb.


The 'spike' shadow isn't parallel with the other 'straight lined shadows"

Nope. That's the shape of the rock.


we could be looking down on a large orbufo

Nah it's a rock not a orbufo.


extremely tall tower

Seriously?


But pass me whatever you're smoking and maybe I'll agree with you.



posted on Mar, 11 2020 @ 05:55 AM
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a reply to: trollz

Good Stuff.
2nd line.



posted on Mar, 11 2020 @ 06:01 AM
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originally posted by: and14263
a reply to: JohnnyJetson

I am going to be ruthless today.


sure looks like a sphere of some kind

It's a rock.


re-looking at the shadows all around suggests to me the sun is higher in thee sky AND it might be a floating orb too

Nope. It's a rock. Not a floating orb.


The 'spike' shadow isn't parallel with the other 'straight lined shadows"

Nope. That's the shape of the rock.


we could be looking down on a large orbufo

Nah it's a rock not a orbufo.


extremely tall tower

Seriously?


But pass me whatever you're smoking and maybe I'll agree with you.



Phage you are not.
Not even close .
( back in the day , Phage's favorite post was "it's a rock)

edit on 3/11/20 by Gothmog because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 11 2020 @ 06:04 AM
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a reply to: JohnnyJetson

it's a google pin marking a spot on the moon map



posted on Mar, 11 2020 @ 06:40 AM
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Look I shmucked it up real quick like for ya...



It's a jagged edge of a rock or cliff or some crevice thing-a-ma-bob. It's not a google pin. It's not a space transmission tower. It is some sort of a rock. It's a rock.



posted on Mar, 11 2020 @ 07:53 AM
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a reply to: Generation9




It's a jagged edge of a rock or cliff or some crevice thing-a-ma-bob. It's not a google pin. It's not a space transmission tower. It is some sort of a rock. It's a rock.


You still have not answered the question, what does the rock think.

Is it a pet rock or does it identify as a pet rock. If this rock thinks it is an Alien transmission tower, who are we to argue.

If the Op thinks it is possibly an Alien transmission tower, then great.

I don't know what it is. I am always cautious that photos can be touched up.

NASA does it all the time.

P



posted on Mar, 11 2020 @ 08:17 AM
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a reply to: pheonix358

If you don't like NASA images try the Japsnese, Indian or Chinese ones instead. You'll find it's a rock in all of them.

On tbe LRO site you can draw a box around a feature and generate a 3D view. That'll also show it's a rock.



posted on Mar, 11 2020 @ 08:28 AM
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The crater is 17.39 miles across. Whatever it is its pretty long. Miles long.



posted on Mar, 11 2020 @ 08:36 AM
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expert observer here.....we have an enigma.......

the shadow doesn't intersect the bright lone object seen, and the shadow is intermittant. so, it's poss a mechanized retracting arm angled 40 degrees or 30 maybe.....and the illuminated spheroid isn't attatched to the arm closely.

activity on the moon is well documented for 190 years .....w/ military observer reports in 1890.....



posted on Mar, 11 2020 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

All I can say is thank the Lord for small mercies that I was born the person I am.



posted on Mar, 11 2020 @ 09:45 AM
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nvm
edit on 11-3-2020 by cooperton because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 11 2020 @ 03:20 PM
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I think it's the Earthrise Night Club.
That's where the Ruskies and Chinese go for crater dances.
Two songs for $25. No touching.
Pasties mandatory.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 02:49 AM
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After looking at the images I think what we see projecting that shadow is a slightly elevated area inside the crater and close to the edge.

I'll try to find other photos.



posted on Mar, 13 2020 @ 10:31 AM
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originally posted by: nfflhome
The crater is 17.39 miles across. Whatever it is its pretty long. Miles long.


A low-angled sun can create elongated shadows.



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