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Astronomers from Siberia performed optical observations of Earth’s natural satellite and detected a mysterious beam on its surface.
Researchers have performed a digital video recording of the Moon’s night side in order to detect flares, caused by meteorite impacts. They have noticed a diffused, but visible light beam.
The beam has cut the Moon’s surface at an angle of 45 degrees to a terminator, the line between the day and night sides of a planetary body. Nothing is known about the beam’s origin.
On the night of December 14, conducting optical observations of the moon during the peak flight of a meteor shower Geminids, Novosibirsk Astrophysics recorded on video a mysterious beam on its surface, according to RIA Novosti. Scientists were digitally videotaped the unlit side of the Earth's satellite, to fix the flash caused by the meteorite. In the gray misty video stream was visible ray, a few scattered but distinct.
Spatially, he dissected the Moon's surface at an angle of 45 degrees to the terminator - the dividing line is illuminated and unilluminated side of the moon. In the studies, which will continue into the night on 15 and 16 December, will attend the famous Russian astronomer and astrophotographer Alexander Yuferev. In the first half of December, has one of the most active annual meteor showers existing Geminids.
Originally posted by TheIrvy
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You can't project darkness.
The ongoing Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment measures the distance between the Earth and the Moon using laser ranging. Lasers on Earth are aimed at retroreflectors planted on the moon during the Apollo program and the time delay for the reflected light to return is determined. Because the speed of light is known with a high degree of precision, the distance to the Moon can be calculated using this simple equation:
Distance = (Speed of light × Time taken for light to reflect) / 2
The distance has been measured with increasing accuracy for more than 35 years. The distance continually changes for a number of reasons, but averages about 384,467 kilometers (238,897 miles). The time delay in the reflected light is about 2½ seconds.
The Apollo astronauts left behind special equipment on the Moon like reflectors that scientists can bounce lasers off of.
The Mythbusters went to an observatory equipped with a high powered laser. They first fired at the bare lunar surface but did not detect the laser bouncing back. Then they pointed the laser at a reflector left behind by NASA and received a confirmed bounce.