posted on Jul, 21 2013 @ 06:34 PM
Rather like SETI did, we could use the power of the masses. OK, so there would not be that many people who were interested in pointing a radio
receiver of some kind at the Moon, but at least if anyone picked up something unusual, then it would generate further interest. Also, the analysis
software has largely been written to determine patterns - like what SETI was using on home computers previously. Of course, no-one in the blinkered
science community thinks there is anything on the Moon so they are unlikely to point a massive radio telescope onto the (relatively) massive target of
Maybe the equipment would be relatively easy to get hold of - I dont know what would work, but with fairly powerful computers like the Rasberry Pi and
others running full Linux we could easily have the computing power for under 100 US dollars and if old satellite dishes could be used for example,
then I am sure you can pick those up for a few dollars too. The whole thing could probably be offered for under 500 dollars perhaps(?) which would
allow at least some people with an interest to take part. After all, they spend lots on amateur telescopes dont they?
There are so many strange things which happen on the Moon from mysterious flashes in craters to the Moon itself 'ringing like a bell' when it is hit
with a cast-off lunar spacecraft. These strange things mean that it might be worth a bit of investigation which, after all, is what science is
supposed to do for us. It makes huge sense to examine the things close to us first and the stuff further away after that. Then if we find anything
close by, we can have a chance of investigating it.
So... what equipment would be needed and what existing could be used?