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Post  Admin on Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:56 am

Apollo 11 Anomaly on the Lunar Surface?

AS11-40-5854


http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a11/AS11-40-5854HR.jpg



Photograph AS11-40-5854HR. This is the unabridged, official image that anyone can download and view online.

You can see this object for yourself as part of the historical record of the moon landings. What is it?

The Eagle has just landed, this is one of the first images recorded and yet on the lunar surface is a clearly artifical object that appears to be observing the Lunar Lander.

If this is really the moon. then this object has to have an alien origin, surely... the other conclusion therefore has to be that they are not on the Moon. You choose.

http://www.ufocasebook.com/2010/apollo11anomaly.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vocu9oVkeVo



AS11-40-5854 - with object?



AS11-40-5882 - no object?





AS11-40-5882

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/images/print/AS11/40/5882.jpg

http://unsere-neue-erde.net/printthread.php?tid=2257




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Re: Apollo 11 Anomaly on the Lunar Surface

Post  Admin on Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:25 am


ISD HR - AS11-40-5854



http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/mrf.htm

4,400px × 4,600px - https://redcdn.net/ihimizer/img703/6252/isdhighresas11as1140585.jpg

The HR version found on the Gateway To Astronaut Photography site
can be download here - http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/mrf.htm

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Re: Apollo 11 Anomaly on the Lunar Surface

Post  Admin on Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:49 am

Check out these great enhancements from Skipper @ Mars Anomaly research ....








THE STRANGE MOON THING et

Link - http://www.marsanomalyresearch.com/evidence-reports/2011/210/moon-strange.htm



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Re: Apollo 11 Anomaly on the Lunar Surface

Post  easynow on Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:56 pm

Mars Anomaly research website is gone so the image is not showing up in this thread anymore ... but I was able to find 'Skippers' zoom & enhanced photo on google images.





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Post  easynow on Sat May 04, 2013 2:38 am


Not sure what the deal was but Mars Anomaly Research is back online again Cool

http://www.marsanomalyresearch.com/evidence-reports/2011/210/moon-strange.htm

Defintely one of the strangest things I've seen in any of the Apollo images Exclamation
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Post  Max Peck on Sun May 05, 2013 1:11 pm

easynow wrote:Not sure what the deal was but Mars Anomaly Research is back online again.
Yup, I just found out as well. Good to see him back, Skipper's site is interesting enough.
easynow wrote:Defintely one of the strangest things I've seen in any of the Apollo images.
Obviously, it's an alien weather balloon. ygrin

But seriously, every time I see this thing I get the feeling that I'm looking at a creature. It's the head-like shape and those "eyes" of course, but are they eyes? It's a feeling that's hard to shake and it's difficult to think objectively about what this object could be.

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Re: Apollo 11 Anomaly on the Lunar Surface

Post  easynow on Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:14 pm

Max Peck wrote:
easynow wrote:Not sure what the deal was but Mars Anomaly Research is back online again.
Yup, I just found out as well. Good to see him back, Skipper's site is interesting enough.
easynow wrote:Defintely one of the strangest things I've seen in any of the Apollo images.
Obviously, it's an alien weather balloon. ygrin

But seriously, every time I see this thing I get the feeling that I'm looking at a creature. It's the head-like shape and those "eyes" of course, but are they eyes? It's a feeling that's hard to shake and it's difficult to think objectively about what this object could be.

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Hey Max ....
it is indeed a strange looking anomaly and yeah it does seem to resemble a creatures face !

I've seen some conversations about this on other websites and of course most debunkers go straight for the "it's an image artifact" theory but I'm not convinced that is the real explanation.

I'm skeptical of both explanations (it's an alien or it's an image artifact) and unless something changes my mind, I suppose it's just going to remain an interesting curiosity.

Seems the ISD HR image links have changed so here's more links:


AS11-40-5854

Link - https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/SearchPhotos/photo.pl?mission=AS11&roll=40&frame=5854
Link - https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/DatabaseImages/ISD/highres/AS11/AS11-40-5854.JPG




Cropped image from the 4400x4600 HR






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Re: Apollo 11 Anomaly on the Lunar Surface

Post  Max Peck on Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:15 pm

Hey easynow ...  Cool
easynow wrote:I've seen some conversations about this on other websites and of course most debunkers go straight for the "it's an image artifact" theory but I'm not convinced that is the real explanation.

I can appreciate that. Most of the mechanisms that could explain this away as an "image artifact" don't seem to apply here. Also, every single copy of this photograph you can find on the internet, contains this "alien head" anomaly. This strongly suggests that it is present in the original Apollo film, and I believe that is indeed the case.

The ASU Apollo Image Archive scans their own digitals from the original film; here are some quotes from their description of the Procedure for scanning the film:

Film Cleaning Details
The goal of this project is to preserve the Apollo flight film products - in both the digital and physical formats - for generations to come. These films have been in deep storage for almost three decades; prior to that, they were exposed to the space environment, developed, and occasionally used for research activities. Consequently, the preserved film stocks have, in some cases, acquired foreign material which must be removed. Prior to scanning, each film roll is therefore gently, non-abrasively cleaned using exacting procedures set forth by the NASA-JSC curatorial staff. Absolutely no abrasive techniques are used in the cleaning of these films to preclude the possibility of damage to these priceless historical treasures. As a consequence of this precaution, the cleaning process only removes debris that is loosely adhered to the film stock (e.g. dust and lint) but any strongly adhered debris are simply left on the film.

Page link: http://apollo.sese.asu.edu/ABOUT_SCANS/index.html


Blemish Artifacts
Prior to exposure, the film in the Apollo mapping camera system was held by pressure against a glass plate containing the reseau marks. Subsequent analysis during image reprocessing revealed that foreign debris was present in the optical path of the camera system, and can be seen in the photographic exposures. Selected examples of blemish features of this type are shown in Figure 2. (...) While the image processing steps undertaken as part of this effort may have removed some of these blemish features, users should be aware that blemish features exist in many of the images.


Figure 2. Examples of consistent blemish features in sequential metric frames from the Apollo 15 mission.
Note how the position and orientation of these blemish features change slightly from frame to frame (ASU).

Image credit: Arizona State University.
Page link: http://apollo.sese.asu.edu/ABOUT_SCANS/index.html

Now, while this last quote about blemish artifacts is discussing the Apollo mapping camera on the Command Module, and not the 70mm Hasselblad cameras that the astronauts used on the lunar surface, I am adding it here for visual comparison with the "alien head" anomaly. In my view, it does not look a blemish artifact at all. Moreover, blemish artifacts tend to repeat and show up in consecutive frames, unlike this anomaly which is present in one only single frame (5854).

In conclusion, I think this anomaly could be a film artifact, i.e. something stuck on the film, or a small damaged area. I'm not totally convinced that it is a film artifact however, and one reason is that I have spotted what appears to be another anomaly in the same photograph - it looks like a small spherical object, some distance to the lower right of the "alien head".

The images below were made using ASU's 5700 x 5800 raw TIFF file; here's a link to the archive page: http://tothemoon.ser.asu.edu/gallery/apollo/11#AS11-40-5854.
Source image credit: NASA/JSC/Arizona State University. Check it out:


1 - "Alien head" anomaly with small spherical object (?) to the right. Enhanced; size 100%.


2 - Same as above, size 200% (resampled).



3 - "Alien head" anomaly. Enhanced, size 400% (resampled).



4 - Small spherical object? Enhanced, size 400% (resampled).

I wonder what this spherical thing could be? It does not look like something that belongs in the lunar surface scene ...  Question

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