Space Anomalies
It is natural enough for people to take a keen interest in the stunning aerial photographs sent from orbiting spacecraft around the Moon and Mars.  After all, they are of worlds previously unexplored and badly misunderstood.  A century before the various Mariner and Viking surveys, theories abounded about “canals” criss-crossing the surface of Mars.  These were shown to be misinterpretations of astronomers with active imaginations, a lesson in scientific rectitude for us all.  Throughout the last few centuries, anomalous transient phenomena have been noted by surprised astronomers gazing at the Moon.  These include bright lights and impossible mists and  clouds.

More detailed photography has simply complicated the problem.  Most astronomers simply gloss over the anomalous evidence that has come to light, or if probed more deeply, debunk and ridicule it.  It is an unfortunate fact of human nature that, when our established world view is threatened, we lash out venomously.  Scientists are no exception, in fact doubly so, as they have their own specialised knowledge to protect.  Cosmic Conspiracies are open to ideas until they are proven erroneous.

The Moon
Now the Moon anomalies are another matter.  Little understood, and mostly ignored by all but those at the true fringe of scientific thought, they represent a mind-boggling possibility on our very cosmic door-step.  They’ve been blatantly apparent since the days of the Space race.  Images of the surface of the Moon appear to yield anomalous  structures that fail to obey the laws of physics.  Movement of “boulders” uphill certainly should raise most people’s eyebrows.  Giant, seemingly technological structures appear in craters known for their anomalous lights and clouds.  Spires of remarkable height bizarrely appear on plains otherwise eroded by billions of years of micro-meteorite bombardment.It seems impossible, but there’s the evidence for all to see in NASA’s own library of images.  And those are the ones they chose to place in the public domain.  Heaven knows what else lies in their vaults.  We think it explains the poor quality of many of the released images, the release of Apollo Moon landing photos that appear studio-based, and NASA’s dismissal of the Moon to the dustbin of Space exploration.  We contend that the Moon is not a truly dead world, except in the arena of political expediency.  We have all been duped.  We think that Neil, Buzz and the others went to the Moon alright, but that their missions were blinkered and heavily monitored to prevent leakage of information about its true nature as a base for Others.

The only return to the Moon since Apollo has been the Clementine probe, a military reconnaissance mission.  Why would the Department of Defence be interested in the Moon?  The Clementine images appear detailed enough, but the evidence of the truly massive anomalous structures is simply gone.  How?  Might it be that the military now control the images we receive from sensitive lunar and Martian sites?  The cover-up continues, for our own benefit I am sure.  How many more generations of people will remain in the dark?

BBC Spot Lights On The Moon!

Below we have reproduced a recent article on the BBC News website (13th June,2000). Are we finally starting to hear the truth?

New evidence shows that the Moon is not a totally dead world as was thought by many astronomers. It does still occasionally stir with activity.

Even though they have been reported from time to time for hundreds of years, claims of changes on the lunar surface have always been controversial. Many scientists have dismissed the occasional reported sightings of glows and mists hanging over certain lunar features.
Light site: The mighty crater Langrenus, 136 km across

Now a French astronomer has obtained some of the best evidence yet that occasionally something does disturb the lunar surface.

It was seen in 1992 by veteran lunar observer Audouin Dollfus of the Observatoire de Paris using the one metre (39 inch) Meudon reflecting telescope. He has only just finished analysing the results, and has submitted them for publication.

Fading light
On 30 December, he noticed a series of glows on the floor of the large crater Langrenus. They were definitely not there the day before. Professor Dollfus observed them for several days before they faded.

Clouds of light were seen dancing inside the crater. Each time he returned to the telescope, he noticed that the shape of the glows had changed.

He believes that the glows are due to escaping gas that lifts dust above the lunar surface into sunlight. Some lunar observers have expressed surprise that such a mist should have been seen above Langrenus which was not regarded as a prime candidate for lunar changes.

Professor Dolfuss points out that Langrenus, when observed in detail, has an extensive series of fractures on its crater floor and the gas could be escaping from these.

Man on the Moon
So-called "Transient Lunar Phenonemon" (TLP) have been reported from time to time but definite evidence has been lacking.

Responding to observations from the ground, Neil Armstrong was asked to look for glows on the Moon during the Moon landing in July 1969. He reported seeing a part of the Moon glow, but later could not be sure which region it was.

In 1994, the Clementine lunar orbiting satellite observed the crater Aristarchus before and after a TLP was seen from the Earth. Clementine spectral data suggested that parts of the crater had changed colour slightly.

Professor Dollfus observes the Moon

Titan and other Anomalies
The Cassini spacecraft is well on its way to Saturn, due to rendezvous with this beautiful planet in 2004.  It carries with it an ESA entry probe called Huygens which it will drop into the atmosphere of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.  Titan has a dense atmosphere of hydrocarbons and potentially holds the organic building blocks of life within its impenetrable haze.  However, its distance from the Sun results in a surface temperature of  -180 degrees Celsius, making the existence of complex building blocks of life unlikely.

Until a few years ago astronomers weren’t sure whether the surface of Titan was rocky or an ocean of liquid hydrocarbons.  It was thought that it could only be one or another, that a terrestrial-like mix of continents and oceans was theoretically impossible for Titan.  The reason for this viewpoint, put forward by Carl Sagan and Stanley Dermott in 1982, was that Titan’s elliptical orbit around Saturn precluded varied surface geography.  The argument goes like this:  If Titan had various large bodies of liquid hydrocarbons, then the gravitational forces of Saturn would raise substantial tides, and the resulting tidal friction would have circularised Titan’s orbit in much less than the age of the Solar System.  So the surface must be either all-ocean or all-land.

Earth-based experiments carried out on Titan have produced results, now widely accepted, that directly contradict this robust theoretical argument.  A team led by Duane O. Muhleman of C.I.T. fired radar pulses at Titan from Earth and used mighty radio telescopes to read the feeble returns.  As Titan turned different longitudes towards Earth the resultant returns showed land and sea.  Titan has both.  Yet it retains an elliptical orbit.  Astronomers are looking forward to the mapping and investigation of this variable terrain by Cassini and Huygens, but the anomaly has not gone away.

This anomaly is answered simply by the 12th planet theory.  Nibiru has wreaked havoc in the Solar System for billions of years during its periodic incursions.  Assuming Nibiru was a terrestrial-sized planet, then its effect on Titan could only have been significant at relatively close range, probably upon Nibiru’s first devastating plunge into the Solar System 4 billion years ago.  Yet, Sagan and Dermott’s thesis call for intervention in the intervening period.

The ancient description of Nibiru’s current orbit is that of a great ellipse cutting the ecliptic at the Place of the Crossing, in the asteroid belt.  It would not, therefore, get anywhere near Saturn.  Yet, if Nibiru’s periodic gravitational attraction is the reason for Titan’s elliptical orbit, then it must be a substantially greater entity than a terrestrial-sized planet.  This would fit with the brown dwarf notion.  Even at the distance between the outer planets, an intruding tiny star could perturb orbits.  Perhaps Titan’s orbit was affected, in the same way that Nibiru’s passing in ~11,272 BC caused the Apocalyptic Deluge, despite its great distance from the Earth.

Other Anomalies
Uranus is alone amongst the planets in that it lies on its side.  It’s poles point towards the Sun, unlike the other planets with their upright spin.  It also doesn’t give out the kind of energy generated by its cousins Jupiter, Saturn and, in particular, Neptune.  The best astronomical theory is that it was struck by an approximately Earth-sized planet billions of years ago.  This is again confirmed by the ancient Sumerians, describing Nibiru’s violent passage through the outer Solar System.  Perhaps one of its planetary retinue impacted Uranus during its voyage through the ecliptic plane.  Certainly, the Sumerians explain Pluto’s existence as a past moon of Saturn, wrenched from Saturn’s grasp to become the outermost planet.  There is also speculation in the astronomical community that Neptune’s moon Triton was not originally one of its flock.

Then what of our Moon?  It’s size and composition are at variance with its big sister Earth, yet there it is in our night skies.  The Earth had but one continent billions of years ago, the ocean filling in a gaping hole in its side.  Some speculate that the Moon was a sizeable chunk of the Earth that somehow broke free and ended up in orbit.  Much more sensibly, 12th Planet theory sees the Earth as a remnant of a much larger, watery planet called Tiamat.  Tiamat resided in the gap between Mars and Jupiter before being struck by one of Nibiru’s planetary ‘attendants’.  The Moon was already around Tiamat, but this would have seemed less incongruous then given Tiamat’s size.  Somehow, the remains of this once great planet, now the Earth, managed to hang onto the Moon, which was destined to become a planet in its own right.  This is why the Sumerians classified the Moon as on of the 12 planets, seeing the Earth/Moon system as a twin planetary system.

Tiamat’s watery nature also goes a long way to explain the amount of water found in the giant planets’ atmospheres, on their moons and in the asteroid belt, possibly even the true nature of the comets.  The watery firmament was rendered apart by the cataclysmic collision, forming the Earth and propelling the usurpers, the brown dwarf Nibiru and its retinue of planets, into its cometary orbit.  As Cassini approaches Saturn, perhaps more supporting data will emerge to confirm these most ancient teachings.

Clementine and the Lunar Transient Phenomenon
It is an established scientific fact that the Moon is a dead world.  It ceased to have any volcanic activity billions of years ago, has no atmosphere (and therefore no weather) and definitely no life up there.  Down the years, however, many respected astronomers gazing at the Earth’s companion have observed anomalous phenomena through their telescopes.  These include flashes of light, out-gassings, colour changes and clouds!  Some have even noted the movement of terrain features over a period of time.  These have come to be known as “lunar transient phenomena”.  Some areas of the Moon seem more prone to these phenomena than others, particularly the Aristarchus region.  Now, since these phenomena can’t really be said to exist, then science concludes that all these observations are simply wrong.  The onus is on the reporting astronomer to prove it…somehow.

Recently just such proof appeared to have been found.  According to ‘Astronomy’ magazine, the Clementine probe’s images of the Moon surface were found to contain data that verified a reported LTP made by the amateur astronomer Robert Manske.  The LTP in question was of an “obscuration or darkening” at a collapsed lava tube called the Cobrahead in the Aristarchus region.  The graduate student, Sascha Calkins, who found the relevant Clementine image of that region at that moment reported “good quantitative confirmation”.  But science can be a cruel mistress.  Her boss, Bonnie Buratti of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory,  investigated this anomalous finding and “created new calibrations for the Clementine images”.  Lo and behold, the event disappeared.

So here we have two independent findings pointing to an anomalous event having occurred on the Moon, with a subsequent alteration of one of the findings to allow science to throw the whole thing in the trash can.  Suspicious?  We think so.  Compare and contrast with the data reported be amateur astronomers regarding sightings of meteoric impacts on the Moon’s dark side during the Leonid meteor shower.  The data is immediately accepted by all parties, even though some of the observers were using smaller telescopes than Mr Manske.  This amounts to a clear double standard, where data is acceptable only if it fits the currently accepted scientific model.  As amateur telescopes continually improve in power, it seems likely that this kind of academic conflict between amateur astronomers and mainstream science will increase.  Perhaps, one day, the amateurs will gather sufficient evidence to make science re-evaluate its intransigent position.  Keep up the good work, people.


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