To start, we'll look to a
photograph taken during our first lunar landing, Apollo 11, and by none
other than Neil Armstrong. It's named East Crater, is roughly 60 meters
across, and the items within are some 90 ft or so away from the camera.
You may have seen this photo
before, it was widely popularized both for being one of "the photos that
weren't supposed to have been taken" and now for the content I point to.
AS11-40-5954 and it's surrounding frames which comprised a pan of this
area were supposedly taken by Neil, who went off his planned EVA to
photograph it. Neil's mini-expedition to the East Crater and back took 3
minutes 15 seconds and covered about 120 meters, and was only found out
about when the film was processed. Must have been interesting to Neil,
because he made sure it was in two of the photos in the pan, and one more
Here is a slightly blander colored
yet more highly defined copy of the same image. Because there are various
degrees of quality among copies of these images I always strive to come up
with better versions. Notice the strange blue reflection in the sky.
Let's see what was so interesting.
If you look along the inside of
the small crater, you might notice this little bit of what appears to be
either a technical remnant, or a very strange almost mechanically linear
arrangement of rusty stone somewhat successfully appearing like a very defunct mobile cart,
or some other sort of mechanical debris. There
are also other curiosities lying about, I've noted some of them by arrows.
The entire crater is dotted with
strange sparkly "impact glass". Neil didn't mention this during
observation, but did take pictures of it, thankfully.
I decided to order the rest of the
images in this series, the pertinent photos were
AS11-40-5954 (above), 5955, and 5956 below. The resolution on all are
Usually, I leave it to you the
viewer to decide for yourself what these features may look like or actually
be. In my opinion, they are very artificial in appearance, fascinating,
natural or not. In this case I'll take it a little
bit further and give you an anaglyphic look at what would most definitely
appear to be wreckage of a mechanical nature were it found anywhere but the
Get out your Red/Blue glasses, to see
this mind blowing version
You can also now look at the main
items in this close up from the above 3-d image
Apollo Digs #2