posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 03:47 PM
In 1994, the US Navy sent the Clementine satellite to the moon on a two month mapping mission. During that time, the satellite took 1.8 million
The images from this mission were later used in a project at Arizona State University to piece together all the shots taken from the orbiters of the
lunar landing missions. The Clementine map was procured and used as a template for the NASA images.
The project, although focusing on the regions of the moon flown over by the landing missions, allows anyone to view any area of the moon mapped by
Clementine. When I spent a few hours of inspection of areas outside the Apollo orbiters' range I spotted a few anomalies.
I believe that ASU got hold of unscrubbed images from the Navy since Clementine was a Navy project.
When using the map provided at the site:
The initial choice with which to view the surface is in "lidar" imaging. On the left of the map you will see the word "Background". Under
"background" is that word "lidar". Click on "lidar" and other options will appear. Choose "Color".
The Image Map interface gives coordinates for any area being zoomed in on using the cursor over the map to navigate.
Use the zoom tool to zoom in completely. Then right-click on the image and save it. It will save as the zoomed image which can then be further zoomed
The 3 images I found are at the coordinates
1) 55.6 N/ 102.2 E
2) 22.4 S/279.5 E
3) 36.0 N/102.6 E