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Originally posted by horsegiver
I think that there is a giant spacecraft based on the Moon, about eight years ago, I saw an enormous craft above the Moon, I watched it through a telescope for about an hour and a half as it slowly descended to a point at about 'eleven o clock' just beyond the horizon. ...
If asteroids were the reason we'd be seeing semi circular orbs jutting out of the moonscape than empty craters.
Allowing India "to do it" has a certain logic behind it. It would give NASA a much-needed "plausible deniability" -- in terms of its own, decades-long NASA data and the cover-up; the Indians just had "better, newer equipment" ... which allowed scientific proof of what was merely hinted at on NASA's ~40-year-old images! As with all other ultimately political decisions, the final decision would seem to depend on how dumb "they" think the rest of us really are ... to buy this type of "Indian revelation." If it comes. Stay tuned.
Originally posted by Scramjet76In 1178 the moon was hit by an asteroid with the force of 120,000 megatons. That is about six times the force of Earth's entire atomic arsenal.
Originally posted by CosmicScorpion
Jokes apart, if there happened so many asteroids and meteors bombardments, where are those damn asteroids and meteors. Burned out? There is no thick layer of atmosphere to apply sufficient friction onto the incoming meteors. Then how come they vanished out of the lunar surface? If they are not burned out the lunar surface must be littered with boulders of crashed asteroids and meteors.
Originally posted by sentinel2107
Check this out, guys!!
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Lunar Flyby of Chandrayaan-1
A short movie made from the images taken by Terrain Mapping Camera (TMC) of Chandrayaan-1 as the spacecraft flew over the area near the South polar region of moon. The Terrain Mapping Camera,built by ISRO's Space Applications Centre(SAC) of Ahmedabad, is taking excellent pictures of Moon's surface from Chandrayaan-1's 100 km high orbit from the Lunar surface.
Originally posted by zorgon
Originally posted by sentinel2107Doesn't it appear that a larger parallelogram area (with the bluish patch at one of the vertices) is decidedly more "clear" than the surrounding region? Has the original photo been tampered with?
Nope no tampering... but lets not drag Aristarchus in here I will link you via u2u
Originally posted by ArMaP
reply to post by 44soulslayer
I think the crater is on a slope, with its face pointing away from the Sun, so the crater looks darker than if it was on a horizontal surface or on a slope with its face to the Sun.
Originally posted by contradunce
Another thing that puzzles me is the formation of craters that we can see bang in front with normal telescopes. How did these craters come about. Asteroids generated between the Earth and Moon? This is puzzling because the same side of the Moon always faces the Earth. So any craters striking directly and forming a round crater would ideally have been generated between the Earth and Moon or if slightly slanted the asteroid would have shizzed past near the Earth and escaped it's gravity. Unless a uniformly pock marked Moon was later escorted and positioned to circle the Earth?