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Giant Underground Chamber Found on Moon By India's Chandrayaan-1 Spacecraft

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posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 11:21 PM

Originally posted by TinfoilTP
The obvious question nobody answers is what is that giant white string doing casting a shadow only in the supposed hole? Why is a cartoon wrapping a string around the moon and why does it only cast a shadow in the hole? Why is the surface down in the hole of higher resolution than the upper surface of the moon?

What a pile of rubbish. Bugs Bunny is more believable than that picture.

The only pile of rubbish is.... err never mind

But that doesn't look like a lava tube and no volcano near by. Looks to me like a meteorite punched a hole into a hidden chamber

LRO Takes Closer Look at Moon Caves
by Nancy Atkinson on September 15, 2010

As promised, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is taking more detailed looks at the lunar pits, or lava tubes that have been discovered by LRO and the Kaguya spacecraft. These are deep holes on the moon that could open into vast underground tunnels, and could serve as a safe, radiation shielding habitats for future human lunar explorers. Plus, they are just plain intriguing! This image of a pit found in the Sea of Tranquility (Mare Tranquillitatis) was taken as the Sun was almost straight overhead, illuminating the region. By comparing this image with previous images that have different lighting, scientists can estimate the depth of the pit. They believe it to be over 100 meters!

Funny how no one follows up on these finds

posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 12:48 AM
Wonder how possible it would be to fill the chamber with oxygen and nitrogen, add plants, and maybe a nuclear reactor to keep things warm.

posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 04:52 AM
reply to post by C0bzz

You would need a glass dome over that hole first


SP100 Class Nuclear Reactor on the Moon
Gary L. Bennett and Ronald C. Cull
NASA Office of Aeronautics and Exploration Technology
Washington, D.C.

Enabling the Space Exploration Initiative:
NASA's Exploration Technology Program in Space Power
NASA Technical Memorandum 4325


President George Bush inaugurated the Space Exploration Initiative (SEI) with his speech on 20 July 1989 commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon when he stated:

"And next -- for the new century -- back to the Moon. Back to the future. And this time, back to stay.

And then -- a journey into tomorrow -- a journey to another planet -- a manned mission to Mars".

NASA: Technical Report Server - 1992001913 PDF

Time to upgrade the old equipment perhaps?

Here are a few more items related...

SEI Recommondation 5

Incorporate Space Exploration Initiative requirements into the joint NASA-DOD Heavy Lift Program.

(It has been implemented - NASA is now officially under the DoD)

In 1997, DoD, NASA, and the NRO created the Space Technology Alliance (STA) to “coordinate the development of affordable, effective space technologies for the greatest return on government funds.” The STA is making steady and significant progress in coordinating government S&T investment in space and has developed a prototype methodology for categorizing space technologies.

Related Federal and Private Sector Efforts.5 Currently identified technology efforts include the USAF EELV, NASA X-33/RLV, Boeing Delta III, Lockheed Martin Atlas IIAR, OSC Pegasus, and several other private-sector startup programs to include teaming with foreign manufacturers (primarily the former USSR republics). The NRO does not develop launch vehicles.


Lunar Base Facilities Development and Operation
by H.H.Koelle 1/1/1992


The subject of developing and operating of lunar facilities has been covered widely during the last decades. This report attemps to integrate these various contributions discussing specific details from the systems viewpoint. This is mandatory for the simulation of the acquisition process and the lunar base operation of extended periods. Lifetimes of several decades have to be considered. The functions of lunar facilities are defined and assigned to specific installations. Mass flows between the elements of the lunar base are identified as well as their interrelations with each other and the facility elements. Some initial information is presented on the 14 types of facilities identified. State-variables and performance indicators are defined to compare alternative facility concepts on the same bases. Some illustrative schedules are developed to place the developments expected into a frame of reference with respect to time. A sub-program of Lunar science is described because this is one of the strongest motivations to continue lunar development in the 21st century. The report is closed with some guidelines on how to simulate and compare alternative lunar base concepts over their life cycle. 45pages, 13 tables,178 references.

Pegasus Document Release #006
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