Here are three examples of what possibly point to life on the Moon. Why have these findings been brushed under the carpet? The discovery of life even
in microbial form has profound implications in the understanding our origins and life in the universe as a whole.
1. According to the Journal of Cosmology, in 1970 lunar soil samples were returned to Earth by the Luna 16 spacecraft in a hermetically sealed
container and photographed. These photographs were later examined by Drs. Stanislav Zhmur, and Lyudmila M. Gerasimenko, scientists from the Russian
Academy of Sciences who identified what they believed to be microfossils of Coccoidal bacteria which resembled Siderococcus or Sulfolobus.
Lunar mirofossils resembling Siderococcus.
Journal of Cosmology
Lunar mirofossil resembling a micro-Ediacaran.
A third fossilized impression from the lunar surface resembles a spiral filamentous micro-Ediacaran, a species which became extinct over
500,000 years ago. In 2009, Dr. Rhawn Joseph showed this photograph to five world-renowned experts in Cambrian and Pre-Cambrian fauna, and four of the
5 identified it as a microfossil.
Journal of Cosmology
3. In 1971, the TV camera of the Surveyor space craft was recovered by Apollo 12 astronauts, after being on the Moon for three years. A single
bacterium (Streptococcus mitis)
was found. It was also revealed that the lunar camera was covered with a film of "organic material of unknown
The Counter Claims
It is not possible for Streptococcus mitis, which is a common bacterium from the human mouth, to have survived for two and a half years on the
Moon inside the Surveyor 3 camera, to be detected when it was returned to Earth on board the Apollo 12. Streptococcus mitis lives in the mouth; there
is no evidence that it can survive for long even in terrestrial environments outside the human body. Further, it cannot survive outside of a narrow
temperature range and therefore it isn’t possible that it could survive on the moon.
• According to NASA’s Leonard D. Jaffe, a Surveyor program scientist and curator of the Surveyor 3 components brought back from the Moon, somebody
on his staff who had witnessed the biological test (which gave positive results), reported that a "breach of sterile procedure" took place at
just the right time to produce a false positive result.
He further claims that one of the tools being used to study the samples was inadvertently
placed on a non-sterile lab bench, which was then used to collect the samples. It was that sample set which showed the presence of Streptococcus
To quote Jaffe, "It is, therefore, quite possible that the microorganisms were transferred to the camera after its return to Earth, and that they had
never been to the Moon."
So let’s analyse Jaffe’s contentions:
The possibility of contamination prior to sending the camera to the moon, or after it was returned, was ruled out by the scientists who made this
Was Mr Jaffe, present when the discovery was made? No! Further, he was not even associated with the analysis! He has attempted to
discredit this discovery by making false statements that have no basis in reality. The hoax perpetrated by Jaffe is easily disproved.
The fact is that a dirty work bench would have contained millions of diverse bacteria
. Nor could the microbe be the result of some other form
of contamination, such as a sneeze or cough.
Since a droplet of saliva contains an average of 750 million organisms, if contamination of the lunar TV camera was due to a scientist's
inadvertent cough or sneeze, a multitude of related bacteria, and a "representation of the entire microbial population would be expected," rather
than a single species and a single organism (Mitchell & Ellis, 1971). Moreover, this Streptococcus mitis was dormant, but came back to
But according to Dirk Schulze-Makuch of the Department of Geology, Washington State University, Streptococcus mitis can exist only in moist
So what about the Moon? It has now been established beyond doubt that there is water on the moon as confirmed by India’s Chandrayaan spacecraft. Not
just buckets full, but there’s tons of it! And what about the requirement of atmosphere on the Moon for microbes to survive? Well there exist
MASCONS (Massive Concentrations of gravity) on many areas on the Moon leading to the possibility of pockets of atmosphere however tenuous, held in
place by these MASCONS.
But how could microbes have appeared on the Moon? In the 1970s, Hoyle and Wickramasinghe began to suspect that life on Earth could have come from
space. Brig Klyce, who studies cosmic ancestry and panspermia notes that several studies point to the presence of complex organics in space. If
they could survive the harsh conditions of deep space, then why can’t they survive on the Moon and Mars that have comparatively a more conducive
environment? It is quite possible that micro-organisms exist in the deep craters of the Moon hidden in moist crevices that shield them from radiation
and cosmic particles.
What About Mars?
As mentioned earlier, one of the prerequisites for life is water. So how could life exist on Mars in the absence of water? But wait! Here’s what
Viking I and II discovered:
Hydrogen Densities (Probably Water) on Mars with Viking 1 and 2 Landing Sites Located (VL1 & VL2).
Where there’s water, there a possibility of life!
For those of you who are interested, heres’ an interesting thread I found on ATS…
Scientific Evidence Of Life On Mars!! Why is NASA Obfuscating The Truth?
NASA seems to have screwed up this one!
[edit on 12-6-2010 by OrionHunterX]