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Discussion in 'The Best of Dark Matters Radio' started by Decker, Feb 11, 2012.



  1. trainedobserver

    trainedobserver Paranormally Disenchanted

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    I'm not sure of the region in Don's photo, or if that is the photo Bara used in his book, however, the argument against satellite dishes on the moon is a good one, and that is that stationary lunar orbits are impossible.

    Craters can look like domes and dishes, especially in the lower resolution high contrast photographs. I can't see anything like a satellite dish in Dons photo. As in most of these anomalous objects in old lunar photos, the matter of scale comes into play. That is a photo of a very large region, any feature that might appear to be a dish or hut would be incredibly huge, miles across.
     
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    exo_doc Foolish Earthling

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    Thanks for posting this SLVA! Interesting reading. I don't think I've ever seen this book either, and I have a rather extensive library.
     
  3. Burnt State

    Burnt State Paranormal Adept

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    i think the problem is that far too much mythology has been built up about the moon like it's some kind of loch ness monster that has its own life because of the promoters and speculators like Penetration. what is the factual reality about the moon and the access to imagery that we currently have online? are we not getting a full and complete picture of what was seen, and if not, just what kind of percentage is absent?

    what's missing from here: Lunar Images?

    sometimes i feel that some of this discussion is as speculative as the 9/11 Experiments: The Great Thermate Debate, that draws conclusions from misperceptions.

    as much as i like a good mystery, i don't think i've seen any image or read anything, yet that convinces me of aliens on the moon more than what i've seen of the loch ness monster. in fact, if i had to choose between the two, i'd go for nessie, nods @Goggs Mackay, but i don't have much hope in her carcass ever washing up on the loch's shores anytime soon so...
     
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    Good points burnt states and when was Photoshop technology really invented?.
     
  5. SLVA

    SLVA Paranormal Adept

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    Allan Sturm
    http://www.dqrm.com/shows/DMR/2010/wk10/dmr-12-m.mp3

    Vito Saccheri
    http://www.dqrm.com/shows/DMR/2010/wk01/dmr-06-w.mp3

    Jim Sylvan
    http://www.dqrm.com/shows/DMR/2011/wk30/dmr-36-f.mp3

    Donna Teitz Hare
    https://www.theparacast.com/darkmatters/DonnaTietze.mp3

    Decker on The Art Bell Show
    http://www.dqrm.com/shows/DMR/2012/wk10/dmr-16-m.mp3

    Nick Redfern (Nasa)
    http://www.dqrm.com/shows/DMR/2011/wk01/dmr-06-w.mp3

    For those that haven't, I'd recommend listening in full to this selection of Dark Matters Radio (DMR). Even if you have, they are wonderful to revisit, so many details, expertly hosted, these shows include some of the best Paranormal radio moments I've ever heard. They cover all bases (no pun intended) and points made in this thread.
     
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    USI Calgary J. Randall Murphy Staff Member

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    Moon Formation - Closer to Answers but Still Undecided



    Not so sure we need to be frightened by either theory, and I haven't
    seen anything definitive and strange in any of the
    Moon surface photos.
     
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  7. Burnt State

    Burnt State Paranormal Adept

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    You'd have to ask the former host about that.
     
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    pixelsmith Paranormal Adept

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    My first version was .87 I think around 1989-90
     
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    pixelsmith Paranormal Adept

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    trainedobserver Paranormally Disenchanted

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    Listening to last Friday's show now.

    I disagree that there aren't any good images of the moon available.
    There are thousands of high resolution images of the moon available on the Internet from NASA and other sources. The LROC browser has some phenomenal photos. All the photos that were in the Lunar Planetary Observatory when Vito went there are available to us now with a click. As an aside: Vito was either mistaken or had been lied to about how the orbiters worked. I researched this and he could not have seen thousands of photos taken by the landers. Each one could only take less than 300 photographs a piece. None of them could zoom much less "decide" to zoom.

    My contention is that strange things do exist in lunar photographs. However, my finding has been that they are usually old and very poor resolution photographs sometimes mistaken for being of a higher resolution. Every anomalous object I've looked at with the exception of "the spire" cannot be found in other more high resolution photographs. The spire does seem to visible in the LROC browser as the video Don referenced mentions (if its the one I'm thinking of.)

    If someone thinks something is strange in a photo they have to get the answers to some very important questions before they can really say anything about it:
    Where did the photo come from? Is it original, altered, cropped? Can the original be found?
    How was it taken? Orbiter, space craft, or earth based observatory? What were the conditions and camera settings?
    What is the resolution? How big of an object will I be able to see?
    What is the scale? What is the size of the thing I'm looking at in this photo?
    Can I find other photographs of that region? Does the object appear in other photos?

    Otherwise about all you can say is, "Gee, that looks strange."
     
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    nameless Paranormal Adept

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    you forgot..

    Is it puff the magic dragon?
     
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    trainedobserver Paranormally Disenchanted

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    Well, I guess I should have included:

    Can someone other than yourself see the object in the photograph?
     
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    trainedobserver Paranormally Disenchanted

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    Here is a link to a bit I did on the Ranger 7 "sketch" from "Somebody Else is On the Freak'n Moon."
    Follow the links I provide to look at the incredibly poor photo Leonard made his sketch from. It may bring to mind nameless's comment.

    I just checked the link to the original photo and it's broken. I'll have to dig for the hi-rez of A199 later. The round photo next to the sketch is taken from the Ranger 7 A199 hi-rez photo. So that should give you an idea of the poor quality and low resolution of the original.
     
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    moonsurfer2 Skilled Investigator

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    I took a look at the Clementine data.

    The "hi-res" camera was only 288 by 384 pixels!
    http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/masterCatalog.do?sc=1994-004A&ex=06

    So if that is good enough for you (and they say it resolves to 7-20 meters per pixel depending on altitude), you can download any of the "hi-res" images you want at the following web site:
    Clementine Online Data Volumes

    As an example, clicking on the following provides the database for 5 orbits.
    Index of /archive/clem1-l_e_y-a_b_u_h_l_n-2-edr-v1.0/cl_0001

    This tab provides all the data you need to know where on the Moon (latitude and longitude of the corners and the center point) and when the images for all these 5 orbits, including a reference to exactly where the raw image data is in the directory. Note that this file is ~17 Meg, 20194 images of which 6557 are "hi-res".
    http://pdsimage.wr.usgs.gov/archive/clem1-l_e_y-a_b_u_h_l_n-2-edr-v1.0/cl_0001/index/imgindx.tab

    This provides a label of the columns of data for the imgindx.tab data.
    http://pdsimage.wr.usgs.gov/archive/clem1-l_e_y-a_b_u_h_l_n-2-edr-v1.0/cl_0001/index/imgindx.lbl

    Examining the imbindx.tab file, the first line is a HIRES image :"LHD00001A.032". It shows that the raw data is at the directory titled "LUN032/LHXXXXXX/LHXXXXXA/".

    So you can save it to your computer.
    http://pdsimage.wr.usgs.gov/archive...cl_0001/lun032/lhxxxxxx/lhxxxxxa/lhd0001a.032

    This is the raw, compressed data.You must uncompress it to use it.

    If you look at,
    Index of /archive/clem1-l_e_y-a_b_u_h_l_n-2-edr-v1.0/cl_0001/software
    they have a variety of software you can use. Sadly, this software is "old" (2008). I have a newer PC and it doesn't work anymore because I have a different number of bits in my operating system (64 instead of 32 bit). But, they have source C code for the adventurous. There are Mac codes too I have not tried. Seems like alot of hassle, but if you have an old computer in the closet or have the energy to compile the C code, you too can view the good ole Clementine "Hi-Res" images.

    Personally, I prefer LRO data.
     
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    USI Calgary J. Randall Murphy Staff Member

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    Well Hoaxland is back on DMR ... lol ... If Art Bell could get away with it, so can Don ( who refers to him as "Dick" throughout the episode ).
     
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