Sunday, 19 July 2009

Moon Anomalies: Indian Chandrayaan Images

Recently, China unveiled a three-dimensional map of the lunar surface with data from its Chang’e-1 mission, while Japan has released some imagery from its lunar orbiter, Kaguya, including the landing site of the Apollo 17 spacecraft. However, photographs taken by India’s Chandrayaan (Sanskrit for moon-vehicle) lunar orbiter are superior, due to higher resolution cameras and a lower orbit height of 100 km. The Terrain Mapping Camera (TMC) is one of the key payloads on the Indian orbiter. The TMC has been mapping the lunar surface, at a resolution of five metres, through lenses capable of capturing images at three angles simultaneously. The Chinese camera is three-dimensional but only has a resolution of 200 metres, and the Japanese camera has 10 metre resolution.

India is one of only three nations currently with active lunar orbiters. Chandrayaan-1 will remain in orbit for two years from launch in order to conduct a comprehensive geological survey of the lunar surface. While Chandrayaan traverses the circumference of the moon approximately twelve times each day, the camera is operational for two to three orbits. During the 20 minute photographing in each orbit, the TMC captures images over an area of 1,700 km in length and 20 km in width. Chandrayaan-1 has transmitted tens of thousands of images of different types since its launch on October 22, 2008. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) now holds a massive data base regarding the moon’s surface and craters.

There is convincing evidence that both NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has censored or altered satellite imagery, pointing to the existence of artificial structures and artefacts on the lunar surface.

Perhaps we are finally close to some real disclosure now - if for no other reason than that there are growing numbers of international probes orbiting the lunar surface. The Indian Vedas and other ancient texts preserve details that point to an ancient, highly advanced civilization that existed during the last ice age - when the Moon (and possibly other bodies in the solar system) were once inhabited. On Earth this civilisation was swept away by catastrophic changes in climate and sea level. But on the moon buildings would survive for tens of thousands of years, untouched by earthquakes, volcanoes and giant tidal waves. If there is to be revelation of the discovery of ancient structures on the moon, then there could be no more fitting a nation than India - descendants of the mighty Rama Empire – to bring the astounding truth to the world.

Shown below is a selection of photographs of strange structures on the lunar surface. They have been sourced from the Apollo and Clementine data bases, or from other websites. Sourcing locations and codes, where available, are given in other blog posts on this website. I place the images here as a taster, for hopefully amazing photographs that will eventually come from the current lunar missions.