Here are the uncensored Moon Images taken by the Lunar Orbiter! According to Space Imaging expert Keith Laney, in a response to the images I posted on
his web site, he says:
"Those particular LO images are from Prof. Robinson's collection, he's had them online for years and years. They are uncensored. I have
found scores of anomalies on them, pretty devastating too.
But try and sell it to anyone other than us!"
Well, it has taken hours of poring over them to identify some very interesting anomalies. Considering the interest it may generate, I wonder if it
would be yanked off the net soon. But before that happens, I hope some of you anomaly hunters post the best anomalies found in these images here on
All these images, as mentioned by Keith, are from Prof Robinson’s collection and posted on the Arizona
State University’s Space Exploration Resources
How were these images obtained?
According to Arizona State University, the Lunar Orbiter images were all digitally scanned at 400 dpi at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston.
Whole images were too large to be scanned at once and were broken up into four sections.
From the data and resources about each lunar orbiter image found in Anderson and Miller (1971), they obtained information about the side length,
altitude and emission angle of the images they scanned. To calculate the resolution of each image they followed several steps. They first calculated
the resolution of images with an emission angle of less than 10° by dividing the side length of each image by the number of pixels, and then
calculated the distance to the surface by dividing the altitude by the cosine of the emission angle. The resolution of low-emission angle images was
plotted against their distance to the surface. From this was obtained the best-fit equation:
Corrected Resolution = -0.0023272 + 0.014376 * Distance to Surface
and applied it to the remaining images to get the corrected resolution.
And now for some of the interesting anomalies in the uncensored images:
Spires on the Moon?
An inverted ‘D’
Check out the structures at the bottom left and toward the
center and the right
Pyramid? The top is near the center of the image
A tower and other geometric structures
Note the strange parallel structures and objects within the 'D'.
Spikedmilk had mentioned that the tracks seen in the two images above, were probably made by the Russian Lunakhod. But the Rover was about 160 cm (4
ft 11 in) in width. These 'tracks' seem to be much wider considering the distance the pic was taken from.
There are more but these will have to do for now! Keep posting more anomalies from this site folks. Time may be limited!!
[edit on 19-8-2008 by mikesingh]