On the NASA site an article on explosions on the Moon starts with this sentence:
"Not so long ago, anyone claiming to see flashes of light on the Moon would be viewed with deep suspicion by professional astronomers. Such reports
were filed under "L" … for lunatic . (pun intended?)
Not anymore. Over the past two and a half years, NASA astronomers have observed the Moon flashing at them not just once but one hundred times.
Nasa Science Link
So, what has changed, I ask. Apparently the fact that we wittnessed those numerous explosions and recorded them. I find it very interesting that this
was a cooky idea "not so long ago", and it is regarded as normal now, and off handedly explained as "meteorites". It would be the first thing to
think off as a layman, but because I am not an expert on moonbusiness, it could just as easy be an excuse for something else.
There is something in this article that says something about our "sanity" in respect to new phenomena. The rule of thumb may be: if you see
something nobody else witnessed, you are a lunatic. If everybody sees it, there must be a mundane explanation. Mind the Gab.
I am interested in any cooky out of the box idea for this phenomenon. Of course, sane people are invited too to give their 2cents on the subject.
Mind that we are capable of seeing this with are "backyard telescope", and off course this has been going on for eons, but Nasa has just
"discovered" this the last years?!?
"We started our monitoring program in late 2005 after NASA announced plans to return astronauts to the Moon," says team leader Rob Suggs of the
MSFC. If people were going to be walking around up there, "it seemed like a good idea to measure how often the Moon was getting hit."
Brilliant, but we were walking up there in the sixties/seventies, not??
I will not regard it as off topic if you want to discuss the kind of shelter we (or ET's) will have to build to operate on the Moon. Maybe that's
why most of them prefer to live underground.
It is awesome to see these massive explosions!
[edit on 23-5-2008 by Pjotr]