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Re: Ancient Craft Left On Moon? - Shough

From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 13:35:28 +0100
Fwd Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 14:10:33 -0400
Subject: Re: Ancient Craft Left On Moon? - Shough


>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 13:02:13 -0300
>Subject: Re: Ancient Craft Left On Moon?

>>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 18:35:30 +0100
>>Subject: Re: Ancient Craft Left On Moon?

>>http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/frame/?AS15-P-9625

>>http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/frame/?AS15-P-9630

>>This is a stereo pair taken on Apollo Mission 15, revolution 38,
>>centred on 19 deg S and 117.5 deg E, in the region southwest of
>>DELPORTE, and north of IZSAK (presumably crater names). This
>>panorama includes the coordinates given on the alleged film.
>>And there it is. You can't miss it.

>>>Just to add that I've made a stereo pair of an enlarged detail
>>of the object from these NASA images, and I have to admit that
>>it really does look like a long shark-shaped object resting in
>>the crater with its nose elevated. I don't really know what to
>>make of this. If anyone's interested in having a look I can send
>>the stereo pair privately - just let your eyes cross to
>>superimpose the two shots (a beer might help) and the relief
>>stands out. I'd like to know if anyone has any ideas. If this
>>is what it appears to be - and not just a freak of shadow
>>perspectives - then at the least it seems to be an extraordinary
>>bit of geology or planetology. Has anyone heard about this
>>apparent object or formation before?

>Hi Martin,

>These don't seem to be at the resolution of the video. I can't
>get near the detail exhibited there from the above URLs. Is
>there a higher rez download somewhere?

Hi Don

I'm assuming you mean the resolution of the background moonscape
rather than the object, which can have been digitally or
manually retouched for the video. I don't yet know of any other
higher res imagery of this area. Perhaps others on List do? If
there isn't then a hoaxer could have invented some extra terrain
detail I suppose.

There's the low res Lunar Orbiter far side map

http://tinyurl.com/2mrwds

showing the area of Delporte and Izsac somewhere bottom left of
this image, but it's hard even to identify major craters let
alone locate the "shark".

The Apollo Image Atlas has numerous photosof the area at similar
resolution to AS15-P-9625/30 from missions 15 & 17

http://tinyurl.com/2rg5hp

eg from Apollo 17:

http://tinyurl.com/2ubwtk

but although the altitudes, tilts and sun angles do vary they
don't vary by enough to prove what the 3-D shape of the feature
really is.


Martin Shough



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