Tag: The Moon

Space Agency Captures Bizarre Flashes of Light on Dark Side of the Moon

by Sebastian Kettley                     July 30, 2018                         (express.co.uk)

• “On July 17, 2018, an ancient lump from space thwacked into the Moon with enough energy to produce a brilliant flash of light.” “With another rock seemingly in pursuit, a second flash lit up a different region of the Moon almost exactly 24 hours later.” This statement was released by the European Space Agency.

• Three astronomical observatories in Spain scan the Moon on a daily basis for the transient flashes on behalf of the MIDAS project. The observatories use powerful telescopes and CCD cameras to detect and identify the various impacts that rock the glowing orb.

• Despite the force of impact, these “lumps” that hit the Moon were no larger than the average walnut. They most likely originated from the dusty comet trail left behind in the wake of the Alpha Capricornids meteor shower which starts as early as July 15 and continues until mid-August.

 

The bizarre phenomena were observed from Earth by the Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis System (MIDAS) on the nights of July 17 and July 18.

MIDAS observatories in Spain scan the surface of the Moon on a daily basis, in search of asteroid and meteor impacts.

A European Space Agency (ESA) statement revealed the flashes were registered almost exactly 24 hours apart, “seemingly in pursuit” of one another.

Detailed photographs of the Moon’s bumpy surface, captured by high-sensitivity CCD cameras, show the exact moment of impact.

But could this footage be the evidence UFO hunters need to finally settle the debate on whether alien visitors to Earth exist or not?

It is extremely unlikely the lunar photos have anything to do with aliens but both MIDAS and the ESA agree the flashes were very much extraterrestrial in origin.

The ESA said: “On July 17, 2018, an ancient lump from space thwacked into the Moon with enough energy to produce a brilliant flash of light.

“With another rock seemingly in pursuit, a second flash lit up a different region of the Moon almost exactly 24 hours later.”

Despite the force of impact, current estimates suggest the foreign impactors were no larger than the average walnut.

Space rocks of this size dubbed meteoroids are typically remnants of bigger asteroids and comets drifting aimlessly through space.

The flashing meteoroids in question most likely originated from the dusty comet trail left behind in the wake of the Alpha Capricornids meteor shower.

The Alpha Capricornids shower usually starts as early as July 15 and continues until mid-August.

 

4:37 video of light on Moon, with ragtime jazz courtesy of Fox News

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Moon Could Have Been Habitable Once, Scientists Speculate

by Ryan F. Mandelbaum               July 24, 2018                  (gizmodo.com)

• The Moon appears to be dusty and dry. However, scientists Dirk Schulze-Makuch from TU Berlin and Ian Crawford from Birkbeck, University of London speculate that the Moon is wetter than scientists have previously thought. Perhaps it once had the conditions for life. “Whether life ever arose on the Moon, or was transported to it from elsewhere, is of course highly speculative,” say the scientists who presented their theory in the journal Astrobiology.

• The scientists believe that the Moon could have been habitable after the Moon’s formation from a massive collision with Earth 4.5 billion years ago, or 3.5 billion years ago, after a period of volcanism which may have resulted in a thin lunar atmosphere. Such an atmosphere would have lasted perhaps tens of millions of years.

[Editor’s Note]  NASA has admitted to evidence of water under the Moon’s surface, particularly at the poles. Insiders say that the Moon was created elsewhere, was parked in the orbit of Mars before the destruction of Maldek, was then loaded with Martian refugees and transported to Earth’s orbit. Insiders also claim that the Moon still has a thin atmosphere, particularly inside its deep craters.

 

The Moon today is not habitable. It’s covered in potentially killer dust and seemingly dry as a bone. But though it seems wild to think, a new perspective wonders: What if the Moon used to be friendly to life?

Scientist Dirk Schulze-Makuch from TU Berlin and Ian Crawford from Birkbeck, University of London speculate that, while it might seem “outrageous,” recent results show that the Moon is wetter than scientists have previously thought—so maybe, once, it had the conditions for life.

   Dirk Schulze-Makuch

They’re not saying it did, of course. “Whether life ever arose on the Moon, or was transported to it from elsewhere, is of course highly speculative and can only be addressed by an aggressive future program of lunar exploration,” they write in the article, published in the journal Astrobiology. I encourage you to read the article, as it’s free and pretty comprehensible for a scientific paper.

This habitability period, if it really occurred, might have happened either just after the Moon’s formation from a massive collision with Earth 4.5 billion years ago, or 3.5 billion years ago, after a period of volcanism which may have resulted in a thin lunar atmosphere.

Ian Crawford

Such an atmosphere would have lasted perhaps tens of millions of years. Maybe water existed on the Moon at this point. Maybe 10 million years was enough time for some rudimentary life to evolve on the Moon. Maybe Earthly life traveled over to the Moon on asteroids. Who knows.

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NASA Accused of Deleting Images of ‘Alien Structure’ on Moon

by Jasper Hamill                  July 19, 2018                      (metro.co.uk)

• In 2014, ufologist Scott C Waring, who runs the blog ‘UFO Sightings Daily’ and scours NASA photos for signs of alien life, found strange white structural formations on the surface of the Moon. Now he claims that the ‘buildings and discoveries have been deleted by NASA or the URLs don’t exist anymore’.

• Waring believes the structures were built by aliens (see image above). Waring describes the structures he sees in the NASA images, “The structures measure about 100-150 meters long and 10-15 meters wide.” “The structures seem to have been built one rib at a time and then later linked together to make a series of ribs that make a single structure. Most the ribs are attached to one another through one or two long tunnels which pass through all the ribs of the structure from one end to the other.”

• Some people have apparently confirmed Waring’s findings, saying that the structures could be seen on Google Earth but not in official NASA images. Others suggest that it is simply a photographic glitch.

• Waring also claims to have discovered an alien city within the Reiner Crater on the Moon. Says Waring, “At the center of the city is a glowing orb. The city is made of massive black tunnels the move in every direction but they vary in size from 2km wide to a few hundred meters wide. ‘Below this mass of black structures is more of the city, which is sealed underground.”

 

An infamous alien hunter has accused Nasa of deleting images showing mysterious ‘structures’ on the surface of the moon. Scott C Waring, who runs the blog UFO Sightings Daily, first glimpsed strange white formations on the lunar surface in 2014. Now he’s claimed the ‘buildings and discoveries have been deleted or the URLs don’t exist anymore’.

enhanced image of “ribbed” structure

He has republished his findings and claimed they were built by aliens,’ he wrote. ‘The structures measure about 100-150 meters long and 10-15 meters wide. I don’t think they are structures to live in, but probably have a purpose like air or breathing filtration or collecting of energy or even as a transmitting antenna.’ Waring added: ‘The structures seem to have been built one rib at a time and then later linked together to make a series of ribs that make a single structure. Most the ribs are attached to one another through one or two long tunnels which pass through all the ribs of the structure from one end to the other. ‘Each one is different, but can you find the differences? Look carefully at the details and you will be in awe at what you see.’

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