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Originally posted by vpjanitorial
reply to post by CosmicQuest
Are you serious? That's film emulsion. It happens to all kinds of film. THIS IS FROM THE FILM. People who've never seen film their whole lives exist now…
A bright, lightning-like feature is found on a small number of images. This type of blemish is the result of a spark caused by static discharge. As the film moves through the camera system (see Figure 1), static charge is built up and, when discharged, an image of the spark is captured by the film. These features typically originate at the edge of the image and branch inward. The sizes vary greatly, from small, discrete bright spots (Figure 3A), to encompassing an entire half of a Metric image (Figure 3B). In the affected images, the spark may take on many different forms, several examples are given below. This list is by no means inclusive of all the "spark" images.
Yes, I agree, but when it is obvious that these photos are NOT the originals, then any "enhancing" has NOT been started by us.
"Lets take pictures and examine them closely"
Anyone else think its pretty bloody stupid to start stitching them all together etc and cause "anomalies" in the pics and distortions.
The entire point of a photograph is to have a clear, untouched image.
If joining them together causes problems, dont do it! *le sigh*
I have not read through this entire thread but I will say this... this is an image artifact. What is not an image artifact are the literally hundreds of buildings you can see in Google Earth (moon portion) in Tycho crater. So while some of you are slamming the OP hard because it is an image artifact take a look at Tycho crater on Google moon. In particular the Northwest to Southwest quadrants from roughly 10,000 feet. Those are not rockfalls. They are typical building sized (use measuring tool) geometric shapes in organized patterns casting shadows. I took an image from Google Earth of Chicago from 10,000 feet, converted to black and white and used a blurring tool. Looks very similar to what I'm seeing in Tycho. The more you look at the imagery the clearer things become and no it is not a case of seeing what you want to see. I have no doubt the moon is far more interesting than anyone here can comprehend.
Originally posted by CosmicQuest
Apollo 16 photo archive, shows a clear image of what looks like a power plant or possibly an alien spacecraft on the surface of our moon
The structure seems to be generating or attracting a plume of pure energy
Originally posted by KingPanzergrenadier
Everybody knows we have a base on the dark side of the moon! But the Government won't tell us about it!
We have seen this plasma-like or fungus-like tendrils on other apollo images and people have thought they were some kind of alien too.
Originally posted by GRANDWULF
Wow! NASA is extremely secretive with things like this. I'm surprised that they put that on the internet, must have been a mistake...
Now how will they explain that?