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Originally posted by ProudBird
reply to post by haven123
My guess on this? Those are stars.....stars that were occluded, and appear as the Moon moves on its orbit.
The differences between the two hemispheres could not be clearer. While the facing side of the moon features vast, dark plains of cooled lava — which the ancients assumed were seas — the far side is mostly an expanse of tens of thousands of impact craters. It is the tug of the Earth, astronomers believe, that is responsible for the different topography. Earthly gravity pulls with greater force on the dense, iron-and-magnesium interior of the moon than on the lighter upper layers. This causes the core to shift slightly earthward, thinning out the crust on that half of the moon. Volcanoes or meteor impacts on the near side could thus cause more copious lava bleeds, which spread out across the surface and form plains. The far side had a tougher hide and was thus less easily damaged. That, in any case, is part of the story. But when the Lunar Prospector spacecraft orbited the moon in 1998, it found something curious: a bright bull's-eye of radioactive thorium on the far side of the moon between the craters Compton and Belkovich — a formation that seemed suspiciously volcanic. Now the next-generation Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has turned its optical cameras on the site and has indeed discovered a vented mountain in the center of the thorium field, suggesting that not only is volcanism responsible but a particularly rare type of volcanism — at least on the moon — that produces lighter silicas instead of heavier basalts. What's more, while all lunar volcanoes were assumed to have last stirred 3 billion to 4 billion years ago, this one appears much fresher — just a billion or so years old. Read more: www.time.com...
Originally posted by Misterlondon
Originally posted by Phage
A lot of opinions, speculation, and guesses offered in this thread.
a brief overview of the opinions and theories would be helpful.. rather than reading through a 14 page thread..
Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by Human_Alien
How come the 'objects' don't move then?
They stay perfectly still while the moon moves.
Try it yourself.
This says to me it's a camera issue.
Pixel's bleeding is the best explanation I have right now.