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LRO image of Crystal Towers!?

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posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 01:42 AM
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LRO is the current NASA probe, sent to the Moon to take the highest resolution pictures of the surface to date. So where are the pictures of all the stuff we have heard about for so long? Could these be the glass towers we have all heard so much about!!!?



Here is a link to the original image on the LRO website
wms.lroc.asu.edu...

When I first saw this my initial reaction was "WOW" then I realized that the picture is upsidedown from the way it is presented on the official website, and that it looks like the wall of a crater. But then I looked a little closer and realized that this does not appear to be part of a crater at all.

What do you guys think?

[edit on 10-11-2009 by fieryjaguarpaw]




posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 01:55 AM
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here is a photo of a glass structure -


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now this is a glass structure!! But it aint on the moon. See the difference?




posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 02:01 AM
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its doubtful, although that is an interesting pic...does anyone have a logical explanation for what this is?



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 02:10 AM
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Why did you feel the need to rotate the image 180 degrees? To make them look more like towers?

Also, looking at them the right way round and reading the title of the image:

Landslides in Marius Crater



It starts to make a lot more sense than your Chrystal tower theory.



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 02:12 AM
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ah yes, landslides....could possibly be landslides...i know here it takes quite a bit of rain to cause landslides, i wonder what would cause them on the moon?



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 02:20 AM
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More than just rain causes landslides. think about all the impacts on the moon over the years!!

here is a good link -

blogs.discovermagazine.com...


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The fingers of debris are only a few dozen meters across at most! The smallest objects you can see in this image are less than a meter across




The slide is down the steep slope of a crater called Marius


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posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 02:23 AM
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cool thanks for the link...crazy stuff goes down out in space



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 02:27 AM
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no worries. There is so much we dont even know about our own Earth and the things that can affect it, never mind on other Planets or Moons for that matter.






posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 03:07 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by fieryjaguarpaw
 


Why did you feel the need to rotate the image 180 degrees? To make them look more like towers?


Maybe the question should be, why did the LRO team decide to post the picture upside down? Was it to make them look less like towers?



Also, looking at them the right way round and reading the title of the image:

Landslides in Marius Crater



It starts to make a lot more sense than your Chrystal tower theory.


You're right, NASA has never been wrong about anything... well other than the whole water on Mars thing and the water on the Moon thing and on and on and on... But they certainly wouldn't intetionally mislead us would they?
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Seriously though, If they are a landslide then what would be the cause of said landslide? Isn't the Moon been geologically dead for Billions of years? Or do you think NASA will admit to being wrong about that?



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 03:28 AM
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Originally posted by grantbeed
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More than just rain causes landslides. think about all the impacts on the moon over the years!!

here is a good link -

blogs.discovermagazine.com...



That link doesn't really offer much in the way of explinations. Meh.




The slide is down the steep slope of a crater called Marius


Hmm... Anyone got a pic of this crater? It must be pretty big because in the original image posted on the LRO website you can't see any of the other edges to this crater, and the pic extends pretty far. Plus it appears to have other mountains/hills in it. I know that this is common in the center of an impact crater, but if this is the rim of a crater then the hills would be in the center, and not next to the rim.



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 03:30 AM
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I see where this is going, you're happy to use and manipulate NASA's images to help prove your beliefs but when called out on it you use the tired and cliched line saying NASA are misleading us.

Laughable!

Tell us then, why would NASA even release this image if it does indeed have crystal towers?



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 03:35 AM
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Why wouldn't they release it ?

And how did I manipulate the image? Surley you can't suggest that the way NASA rotated it was the "correct" way. There is no "up" or "down". So rotating an image that has no "up" isn't manipulating it.

Edit to add:

I don't have any beliefs. I just look at pictures. I never said this was 100% proof of anything. There is a question mark in the thread title, and the OP asked the opinion of others. You think it's nothing interesting fine, but don't assume that I have some belifes that need to be confirmed.

[edit on 10-11-2009 by fieryjaguarpaw]



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 03:43 AM
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Rotating it 180 degrees is manipulating the image, I can see why you did though, because this:



wouldn't really help your claims of there being towers on the moon.



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 03:48 AM
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Read the article guys.
The tendrils are across a very steep slope. A nearby impact could have shaken the debris loose. Or it could have been an earth quake from when the moon WAS geologically active many billions of years ago. If jumping to conclusions was an Olympic sport, you guys would take home the gold.



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 04:01 AM
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With all the technology, that's the best picture we can take?



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 04:01 AM
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I would love to see this in color. Very cool.

I am guessing something like this (Picture below) without the atmospheric pressure to keep them straight.

Just a guess. Still really cool.

I wish a billionaire would send some real cameras up there and see what is really up there. This picture is another one of those grainy black and white photos that is not up to par.

The Mars orbiter is taking stunning color pictures inches per pixal through mars atmosphere, but we can not get any clear pictures of the moon.

The lack of quality photos alone feeds the conspiracy that something is up there.





posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 04:09 AM
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So you think that orientation is the correct one? As I said before there is no "up". Why did the LRO team rotate it that way? Oh yeah becasue it looks less like glass towers that way.

We can go around in circles like this for ever. There is no proper orientation. There is no up or down.




posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 04:13 AM
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Read what article? The one by the Bad Astronamer? He is not part of the LRO team and is only guessing that this is the rim of the crater (the LRO website does not state this) The article is about as informative as any musings any of us could make.



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 04:28 AM
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If I recall the images are taken on a North South orientation, so as all other maps go, North is up.




He is not part of the LRO team and is only guessing that this is the rim of the crater (the LRO website does not state this)


He's not guessing, as I've already pointed out the title of the image is Landslides in Marius Crater

The caption from the source you linked to says:


Marius crater in Oceanus Procellarum. Note landslide deposits on the steep interior slopes of Marius.


Are you deliberating ignoring things things?



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 04:40 AM
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No, I'm not ignoring them, as you said, I linked to that information. I'm not trying to hide it or pretend it doesn't exist. I just think there may be another explanation. And yes he is guessing. The LRO site does not say that this is the wall of the crater. It says this is a slope IN the crater. So he is assuming it is the crater wall, but does not appear to be correct in this assumtion.

NASA has released several images of Mars that are not orientated to the North, so I guess they only put north facing up when it suits them. Some of the images in the LCROSS presentation were rotated 180 degrees of each other. Besides I don't think there is anyway to tell if the image is pointing North or not. Lastly even if it was pointing North that wouldn't really mean anything. There is no "up".



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