Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Domes on the Moon

There are numerous photographs purported to be domes on the moon. These are, in some cases, remnants of ancient volcanoes. The Kies volcanic dome shown below lies near the flooded crater Kies and has the typical spherical form and a central pit crater.

However, some domes lack any evidence of a mouth, and appear to be composed of similar material to that of the surrounding strata arguing against them being volcanic formations.

The Mare Crisium dome

Evidence of artificial construction on a massive scale at the Mare Crisium crater has been commented on by Dr. Bruce Cornet, an experienced paleontologist and geologist. A NASA photograph of that area (Apollo 16: June 1972; NASA photograph AS16-121-19438, looking northwest from above the eastern edge of Mare Crisium and across Mare Tranquilitatus from 70miles altitude) shows a set of large, concentric, circular light patterns within the mare. To one side a huge tower-like structure rises from the surface within the perimeter of the light circles. Dr. Cornet noted that magnification of the area around the tower revealed cubic patterns. Numerous holes of various sizes are apparent within this cubic pattern, probably caused by meteorites. Around the edges of these holes there appears to be layers of light-reflecting cubic glass-like material. Dr. Cornet interpreted the major cubic pattern as being caused by reflections off micrometeorite-frosted glass of a dome that once covered Mare Crisium.

Evidence of lunar agriculture?

Soviet Luna 16 and Luna 20 missions returned with core samples from the moon. Two biologists, Stanislav Zhmur and Lyumila Gerasimenko, based at the Russian Academy of Sciences recognized strong similarities between lunar fossilized structures found in these samples and spiral filamentous microorganisms living on present day Earth. The findings of these biologists were announced at an astrobiology conference in Denver in July 1999 and published in December of that year. Their findings were dismissed by some critics as contaminants of earth origin. However, it is unlikely that the microfossil-like structures were the result of contamination. The Luna samples were hermetically encapsulated on the Moon and robotically retrieved for examination. When the Russian biologists received them, the samples were opened and examined immediately in a laboratory. According to the biologists "The lithified remnants ...are tightly conjugated with the mineral matrix, removing the possibility that they are contaminants." In other words, the microfossil-like structures were entombed within the samples. As mentioned, there is reason to suspect that the Moon has not always been uninhabited. Numerous myths and legends of different nations speak of a race of gods' that once inhabited the Earth. It could be that the lunar artefacts and constructions were created by humans that lived long ago - A race of men that were more advanced than we are today. Thus, the Moon could once have been inhabited by space-colonists from Earth that brought the "contaminating" terrestrial organisms with them.

The Shard

The Lunar Orbiter photograph and the three sequential photographs (NASA catalog SP-232: AS10-32-4822, AS10-32-4854, AS10-32-4855, and AS10-32-4856) taken from the Apollo 10 spacecraft show two vast structures commonly called the Shard and the Tower. The photographs were taken in the southwestern area of Sinus Medii from different angles. A photograph taken by Surveyor 6 shows anomalous geometric structures extending to the north of the Tower for about a hundred miles.

The Shard reaches a height of more than one mile above the Moon's surface. No known natural process can explain the presence of such an enormous structure. Computer enhancement of photographs reveal an irregular outline. The amount of sunlight reflecting from sections of the Shard indicates a composition inconsistent with that of most natural substances. Only crystal, glass and highly polished metal can reflect light with the intensity of that emanating from the Shard. The Shard may be a remnant of an artificial structure, possibly an enormous glass dome. The star-like object above the Shard is a camera registration mark. The Shard casts a shadow in a direction consistent with it being a real structure and not a photographic artefact.

The Tower

The Tower rises more than five miles above the surface of the Moon, and has been photographed from five different angles and two different altitudes. In all photographs the same structure is visible and can be viewed from two different sides. The Tower is located in front of and to the left of the Shard in the Lunar Orbiter III-84M photograph. The distance from the Tower and the camera is estimated at about 200 miles, while the distance of the Shard beyond the Tower is estimated at about 230 miles. The top of the Tower has a very ordered cubic geometry, and appears to be composed of regular cubes connected together to form a very large cube with an estimated width of over one mile. There is apparent damage its surface, because many cubic spaces or indentations are apparent. A narrow columnar structure connects the cube with the surface of the Moon. The columnar support is at least three miles tall, and tapers towards its base. The taper may be in part due to perspective, if the Tower is oriented at an angle and is leaning towards the camera. The leaning Tower may be part of a larger more transparent structure, which is also inclined – perhaps the remnants of a giant dome.

The Castle

An strange object was photographed in the Sinus Medii region of the Moon by one of the Apollo lunar missions (photo number AS10-32-4822). The structure, commonly known as the "Castle" is extremely bright and plainly visible at normal magnification. The photograph shows a remarkable stacking of segments that point to it being of artificial, rather than natural, construction. The one-mile-long structure appears to be suspended at around seven miles above the Lunar surface. It has been speculated that the Castle could be the remnant of a huge glass dome. A cable appears to be passing through the tip of the structure.


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