NASA Finds Lost Spacecraft on Dark Side of the Moon
Posted: 24 May 2012 11:59 AM   [ Ignore ]
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NASA scientists have found the crash site, pictured above, of a spacecraft set into orbit during the early 60s. This one–thankfully–is not crawling with Decepticons. They believe it is the missing Lunar Orbiter 2 which disappeared back in 1967 during a passage over the far side of the moon, when the craft went out of telescope and radio range.

Lunar Orbit 2′s primary function was documenting areas of the moon that would be most hospitable to the Apollo and Surveyor missions. During its run, it returned a total of 609 high resolution images and 208 medium-sized frames.

While the spacecraft was intentionally downed on October 11, 1967, scientists had yet to find the crash site–til now.

The wreckage is thought to have been located by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) which is currently mapping the lunar surface in unprecedented detail. During its mission so far, the spacecraft has gathered more than 192 terabytes of data; that’s nearly 41,000 DVDs worth of data, images and maps! One of its key findings is our solar system’s coldest spot: a crater near the moon’s north pole was recorded at minus 415 degrees Fahrenheit. Brrr!

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Posted: 25 May 2012 09:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I don’t think that is the Lunar Orbiter 2.

If you squint really hard, it looks like a sculpture of an alien in sun-glasses, carved by some ancient race of space-going, God-like creatures who came from somewhere bright.

I think that’s got to be the most likely explanation, hasn’t it?

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Posted: 25 May 2012 12:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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AndyB - 25 May 2012 09:07 AM

I don’t think that is the Lunar Orbiter 2.

If you squint really hard, it looks like a sculpture of an alien in sun-glasses, carved by some ancient race of space-going, God-like creatures who came from somewhere bright.

I think that’s got to be the most likely explanation, hasn’t it?

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Posted: 25 May 2012 12:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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To be honest, I was pondering wether to post it in news or conspiracies.
Ah well what the admin sees fit.

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Posted: 25 May 2012 01:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Unfairly I don’t think it’s a conspiracy, it’s news.  Everyone is going to poke fun a bit though because if you do look at the photo the right way, it does look like an alien face and eyes….............but so do I!  No, there’s something there and in liklehood exactly what the article says.

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Posted: 25 May 2012 02:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Yes, but maybe that posting it under conspiracies it would have attrackted more readers.

it´s a headlines thing

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Posted: 25 May 2012 05:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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You could honestly title it “Alien Spacecraft Found On Dark Side of the Moon!”, which ought to get the crazy folks interested even more.

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Posted: 06 June 2012 07:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Unfairly Balanced - 24 May 2012 11:59 AM

This one–thankfully–is not crawling with Decepticons.

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