posted on May, 8 2008 @ 08:54 AM
Thanks for the work you did bringing this post forward!
I am not aware of the correct word but, there is a phenomena where humans tend to see shapes and patterns where none exist. Don't get me wrong! There
are most defiantly objects in the picture your provided and took the time to enhance. Unfortunatly, IMO, they are rocks. Our minds (mine included)
really, really want to see buildings so, our minds tend to “connect the dots” in ways that fit our mental “ideas” of what the images should
look like. I hope that makes sense.
Why am I so sure, as a laymen, that there are not structures on the moon?
Amateur astronomers & distance.
First, there are literally tens of thousands of amateur astronomers all over our world. Which means there are tens of thousands of eyes looking
towards the heavens, through telescopes, at any given time. So, if there is a reasonable chance of seeing something (anything really, not just
structures on the moon), on a fixed, known object – like a planet, or asteroid belt or the moon itself – chances are it would been seen by quite a
Secondly, distance. The moon is very, very close. Reason that matters? Anyone with a reasonable telescope – nothing fancy – can clearly see
much of the visible surface of the moon. It doesn't take millions of dollars to acquire a telescope that can clearly see the surface of the moon and
with enough resolution to make out any structures, or remains of structures.
So in closing, IMO, you have thousands of astronomers – both professional and amateur – using everything from binoculars to multi-million dollar
telescopes to look at the moon every night for as long as there have been binoculars and then telescopes (and long before). Meaning, if there were
evidence of structures on the visible portion of the moon, I don't see any reason this wouldn't have been discovered a long, long time ago. In
addition, I don't know of any way “they” could keep something like this quiet.
[edit on 8-5-2008 by SlightlyAbovePar]