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Does this picture show an alien base… on the moon?

February 20th, 2012 by Marc 4 Comments

These pics are doing the rounds online. Apparently they are directly from images taken by NASA and there seems to be no contention on this issue that we can find.
The image(s) are from near the lunar south pole and appear to show a building with nice, neat 90 degree edges.
But the question is what is it? Is it a trick of light? Is a building? If so, is it American, Russian, alien..?
We love pics like these but really wish, just once, someone could spot something NOT open to interpretation… scan down for magnification.
What do you think?  

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

  • Armagh Planetarium

    No, alas it’s just some lost data. The crater is Boltzmann and your image is a montage of images from the Clementine probe, see the attached image which is one of the images used, the “building” is at the 3 o’clock position. The crater is about 75 km wide so it would have to be one huge building!

    • Followingthenerd

      Best. Reply. Ever!

  • Kubrixbeard

    ‘…it would have to be one huge building!’…
    Really?!…I would have expected an alien docking station to be about the size of the cosy corner

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