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Originally posted by DaveNorris
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
It's always possible that if the theories about ancient advanced civilizations in our own very distant past are accurate, these aren't alien at all. We could be looking at the ruins of our own ancestors in one of the only places where such ruins could be expected to survive that length of time. Of course, having solid and largely intact 'ruins' that proved that would open it's own can of worms in society on many levels, no ET necessary.
both are possible but how would we go about determining the difference between the two???
Originally posted by Siddharta
reply to post by 2manyquestions
It's due to it's "albedo", the ability to reflect back light. It has to do with the temperature of that place. There are a lot of volcanic rilles around that area and often lunar trancient phenomena can be observed there, even some radon gas has been measured.
"The Aristarchus Crater enigma is one of numerous so-called transient lunar phenomena (TLP). It is the brightest spot on the Moon as seen from Earth, which changes color, sometimes producing a red or bluish glow, and appears to emit gas. In 1958 Aristarchus Crater's strange phenomena were observed by Russian astronomer Nikolai Kozyrev. They were also reported by the crew of Apollo 11.
TMan that pyramid looks like it was photoshopped into the picture, now the smudging seems to be legit. Neil armstrong said that as they flew over a giant crater that some aliens on a ship fired warning shots at them and told them to never return or be detroyed. Maybe thats why thay havent returned to the moon in 50+ years?ext
The color of the atmosphere, caused by Rayleigh Scattering at gas molecules, determines thus only in very small amount the color of a planet as seen from space and also directly on the surface!
Why then should the Mars sky, as NASA/JPL PR-department spreads it, should appear red? This coloring is justified if at all, only with the refraction of light at atmospheric dust. But such masses of dust in the atmosphere do not prevail over years on a planet, which has large water-clouds, fog and ground frost, since water would wash these away after short time.