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Thomas J

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Re: Spacecraft or Space Debris
« Reply #165 on: June 12, 2010, 07:39:32 am »




It would be very helpful to learn ways to narrow down the odds on things like this.  We see so many things that we think COULD be.  Looking at the 1.05 meters per pixel scale number and then looking at the image, it seems like that object would be too large to be anything man-made up there, but I don't know that for sure.  If I'm figuring correctly, it'd have to be about 15 or 16 feet wide.  Seems too large to be anything we'd expect to find other than lander bases, and this isn't in the right place for one of those.  Does anyone here agree with that, or believe it's not necessary true?

As you say, DJ, it's all about the co-ords, I think. If I find anything interesting I just flag it in the hope that, if it is anything special, it will be identified in the results. After that, the best we can do is to post our findings here then go and check the location for posible landers or last known co-ords for something that may be lost. IMHO of course.  :)

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Re: Spacecraft or Space Debris
« Reply #166 on: June 12, 2010, 11:18:15 am »
Most of these spacecraft seem to have a black area around them, either from the rocket exhaust, or explosion if they had an uncontrolled landing.

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Re: Spacecraft or Space Debris
« Reply #167 on: June 15, 2010, 01:42:48 pm »
Quite close to Apollo 17 landing site. But it can be as well a pile of rocks.

http://www.moonzoo.org/examine/AMZ10029a2
# ID: AMZ10029a2
# Latitude: 20.023°
# Longitude: 30.4962°

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Re: Spacecraft or Space Debris
« Reply #168 on: June 15, 2010, 02:00:29 pm »
I think it probably is a pile of rocks sadly - no tracks and doesn't match up with any of the Apollo 17 site. Though those rocks are cunningly disguised as a settlement with 2 parked rovers in the drive..... :D

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Re: Spacecraft or Space Debris
« Reply #169 on: June 15, 2010, 06:31:34 pm »
I think it probably is a pile of rocks sadly - no tracks and doesn't match up with any of the Apollo 17 site. Though those rocks are cunningly disguised as a settlement with 2 parked rovers in the drive..... :D

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Re: Spacecraft or Space Debris
« Reply #170 on: June 16, 2010, 02:57:58 am »


ID: AMZ1000vl1
Latitude: -3.8746°
Longitude: 336.531°



Time to put on the tin foil hats with a mother ship in top right crater. Looks even stranger when it is re-sized  :)

The concensus is weird boulders.
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Re: Spacecraft or Space Debris
« Reply #171 on: June 16, 2010, 04:51:28 pm »


AMZ40024ti

I don't know what it is so I thought this was as good a thread as any to post it in.  :-\

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Re: Spacecraft or Space Debris
« Reply #172 on: June 16, 2010, 06:03:18 pm »


AMZ40024ti

I don't know what it is so I thought this was as good a thread as any to post it in.  :-\

Could it be a meteorite?

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Re: Spacecraft or Space Debris
« Reply #173 on: June 16, 2010, 06:48:27 pm »
Intriguing. This is the same spot from M106690695LE under different lighting. I think it's in the bottom of a crater.
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Re: Spacecraft or Space Debris
« Reply #174 on: June 16, 2010, 07:51:09 pm »
It certainly looks interesting.

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Re: Spacecraft or Space Debris
« Reply #175 on: June 18, 2010, 12:41:08 am »
Okay, folks, what have we got here?  Bottom of the image.  I see a lot of black, and I see something white that almost looks like it has three footpads showing (when I double the size of the image in a photo program), but it seems like it'd be too tiny to be anything like that.  The other thing that's got me thrown is I could swear I see tracks heading to the right from the blackened areas.






ID: AMZ1002n65
Latitude: 21.783°
Longitude: 24.3218°
Sun Angle: -73.78°
Scale: 0.50 meters / pixel


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Re: Spacecraft or Space Debris
« Reply #176 on: June 18, 2010, 12:50:01 am »


Awwwww crud... I think I figured it out.  Check me on this, please.  There's a severe shadow on the upper left sections of the craters.  What looks like a burned hole is probably a crater in total shadow (inside a larger crater).  Or it's the still mysterious (to me) dark haloed crater thing.  And the white object is probably just a boulder.  And the "tracks" are just an artifact of the picture.  Close?


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Re: Spacecraft or Space Debris
« Reply #177 on: June 18, 2010, 01:45:12 am »
Hey Deej,

Thought you nailed one this time  :)

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Re: Spacecraft or Space Debris
« Reply #178 on: June 18, 2010, 02:00:36 am »

So did I.   :(  I've had several that felt like "Maybe..." but this one hit me between the eyes and I nearly tossed the coffee out of the cup, I jumped so fast.  It wasn't until it had been posted for several minutes that I suddenly saw things clearer.  I'm still not 100% sure it's nothing, but maybe... 85% sure. 

ONE OF THESE DAYS I WILL FIND SOMETHING LOST AND AMAZING! 

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Re: Spacecraft or Space Debris
« Reply #179 on: June 18, 2010, 02:39:25 am »


Level 1 zoom



level 3 zoom

 ID: AMZ10034me
 Latitude: -3.01009°
 Longitude: 336.579°

http://www.moonzoo.org/examine/AMZ10034ko

Not another boulder  ;D

I think it is a closer view of Apollo 12 that has already been found by Eduard B.  Located near top right of photo strip. Fun following their tracks all around.




Is that surveyor 3 on right 3/4 up photo with shadow line? Not hard to find spacecraft when LRO zooms in like they do once in a while. Even I, Mr. Boulder, can see them.

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