One of the images Mike Bara produces as "evidence" in his pitifully inaccurate book Ancient Aliens on the Moon
is this one, taken from orbit by
He says it's AS10-32-4862, but that designation doesn't exist. It's probably actually AS10-32-4820. Here's the real version:
Now Mike claims that his version shows glass skyscrapers. He says the difference is that the NASA version has been "sanitized" -- the glass
skyscrapers airbrushed out -- whereas his version was taken from Ken Johnston's personal collection, which the evil NASA airbrushers didn't get at.
I have an alternative explanation. The NASA digital version was created by a professional team using a state-of-the-art scanner in clean conditions,
working from an original internegative. Bara's version was scanned by Richard Hoagland using an amateur scanner in office conditions, using a print
that must have been handled to some extent. Boosting the brightness and contrast, as has obviously been done, has simply shown the poor condition of
Hoagland's scanner glass.
One comedian commented on Mike Bara's Picasa gallery "It looks like Richard Hoagland had an office party and a couple of women took their panties off
and sat on the scanner." That may be a little over the top, but that rhubarb at top left looks awfully like a dirty scanner to me.
edit on 28-9-2012 by Asertus because: add Interneg vs. print