NASA's Smoking Gun:
LCROSS' (and LRO's) Secret
NASA Mission to the Moon ....
By Richard C. Hoagland
© 2009 The Enterprise Mission
The pre-impact NASA public relations campaign
was irresistible ... and everywhere.
For perhaps only the second time in its history
(the first was Deep Impact, but that was MUCH further away ...), the Space
Agency was publicly inviting "ordinary people" -- from every
class, economic strata and age-group -- to participate in a unique, extraordinary,
literally once-in-a-lifetime personal space experience--
The spectacular crash of a "NASA spaceship"
directly into the surface of the Moon ... with millions of Americans watching
LIVE with their own eyes as it took place (below)!
At least, that's what everyone (with more
than a bit of help from some spectacular NASA and contractor animations
- above) thought they were being invited to observe ....
In fact, when both LCROSS spacecraft did
hit the Moon -- early Friday morning, October 9th, at 7:31 AM Eastern
No One ... anywhere on Earth --
from the most psyched amateur to the professionals at the largest terrestrial
observatories, even to the Hubble Space Telescope itself in close Earth
orbit -- none of these folks or instruments saw ANYTHING actually hit
the surface of the south pole of the Moon!
Instead, despite literally millions
of Americans eagerly watching ... straining to see something
... in reality, the only "direct observer" of this entire, over-hyped
NASA affair, was--
Which has left a LOT of "ordinary folks"
very unhappy with the Agency right now ... and, an even larger percentage
simply baffled by the "public fizzle" of its much-ballyhooed
"LCROSS Lunar Impact Experiment" ...; as one very leading lunar
and planetary scientist, Dr. Paul Spudis, pointedly
observed in his daily blog:
" ... alas, the promised giant
plume of impact debris [NASA said would be created by LCROSS, as
it hit the lunar surface traveling much faster than a rifle bullet]
was invisible from Earth, leaving a receptive public feeling
cheated [emphasis added] ...."
Before this "non-event" (and the
intense negativity it has engendered ...) even the Obama White House had
The 44th President of the United States,
ostensibly as part of "The International Year
of Astronomy -- 2009," coincidentally chose the night of October
7th -- just one night before the Main LCROSS Impact Event --
host the first public "star party" in the history of the American Presidency
... with almost two hundred middle-school students, celebrities, amateur
astronomers (and probably as many reporters and TV cameras ...) personally
invited to look through "a couple dozen small telescopes, and several
NASA mini-planetariums," set up on the White House South Lawn ....
All obviously, carefully, planned to further
increase the percentage of Americans who would actually get up "at
the crack of dawn" on Friday morning, to see with their
own eyes NASA deliberately "... ram a spaceship into the surface
of the Moon."
This blatant NASA "PR" prime objective
re LCROSS -- to involve as many "average Americans" as possible,
in personally viewing the Climax of this NASA Lunar Impact Mission
-- was readily
admitted by Jennifer Heldmann, NASA-Ames Coordinator of the "LCROSS
"... one of the early goals of
the mission was to get as many people to look at the LCROSS
impacts in as many ways possible, and we succeeded. The amount
of corroborated information that can be pulled out of this one event
is fascinating [emphasis added] ...."
When NO ONE on Earth ... with any
instrument ... saw ANYTHING?!
Just a few days before impact, the
LCROSS Project Scientist, Anthony Colaprete, officially reassured
"... this is very observable
from earth, so we'll have lots of eyes on it [emphasis added] ...."
The almost physical let-down for all those
millions of disappointed Americans ... when they DIDN'T get to see this
"promised NASA spectacle," is perhaps most aptly summed up by
a blunt headline the day following the NASA event, appearing in the normally
very pro-NASA San
Jose Mercury News:
"... NASA Ames' moon show
is much ado about nada ...."
* * *
One obvious reason for this widespread negative
reaction to the "results" from LCROSS can be traced, ironically,
to a previous, clearly spectacularly successful NASA celestial
impact experiment ... the widely-covered "Deep Impact Mission"
to Comet Temple I, culminating with a spectacular "comet crash,"
the night of July 4, 2005.
In that climactic
space event (below), even though it was too far away to be visible on
Earth -- either to the naked eye or in a telescope -- a lot of the people
on Earth DID see the NASA impact of Temple-I ... on the Internet and NASA
Television, if not on the broadcast and cable news television networks--
And no one was disappointed then
with all the "hype" .....
Totally unlike LCROSS--
With this current NASA PR fiasco, not
only did the general public NOT get to see anything even "remotely
resembling 'Deep Impact' when the LCROSS Centaur rocket plowed into the
Moon (even on the Internet or NASA TV ...)," the largest telescopes
on Earth didn't even detect anything "careening into the
lunar surface" ... a quarter of a minute after the LCROSS
rocket was supposed to have hit the ground with the force of "a ton
of high explosives," and raised a "plume" almost ten miles
There was no "flash" ...
no "upward-jetting, gigantic plume of lunar ice and dust ... hovering
over the lunar lanscape like 'a huge, inverted cone of light'"
Nothing like that happened.
The lunar south pole "just lay there"
in the video and observatory images ... even seen through the largest
telescopes on Earth ... totally unchanged (below) ....
This was NOT what we all paid for!
Neither was it, in fact, what the vast majority
of dedicated NASA scientists and engineers, those directly involved in
the LCROSS Project, thought they'd "paid" for either
-- certainly, with their combined decades of personal space expertise
and professional experience, all invested in this one NASA lunar
To find a usable reservoir of water
on the Moon.
For each member of the LCROSS team knew the
growing economic and political realities of "space" -- and the
upcoming Obama decision vis a vis the very continuation of the human spaceflight
That -- IF this didn't happen ...
if LCROSS didn't "confirm the presence of water ice, in a permanently-shadowed
polar crater, on the Moon," then the current ambitious (but primitive
...) NASA program of "chemical, rocket-based plans to return
to the Moon ... or, to go anywhere else with human exploration
of the solar system--
The "space age" (certainly the
expensive, human part of it ...) would literally be over ...
and after only ~50 years.
If, LCROSS did NOT find precious water on
the Moon ....
So, the future of a NASA "manned space
program" -- if not NASA itself -- firmly rested on the figurative
shoulders of LCROSS that Friday morning ....
Thus, if anyone was to feel "snookered"
by the lack of "immediate, plain, and highly visible positive
results for 'water' from the LCROSS impact" ... it HAD to be this
team of NASA scientists!
* * *
has finally figured out over this past, extremely hectic couple of weeks
-- through a whirlwind of calls, e-mails, and intense "signal processing"
of all the developing "hints" -- is NASA's real lunar
objectives for this "low-cost lunar mission" ....
As we ourselves strongly hinted from the
previous set of clues ... at the end of Part
LCROSS' secret lunar mission turns
out to be, in fact, designed -- from the beginning -- as nothing
less than "an official, clandestine, NASA multi-sensor search for
... and scientific characterization of ... artificial ruins
on the Moon"
This objective, of
course, being deliberately complimentary to the primary "hidden mission"
(again ...) of its companion lunar spacecraft--
(What did you think the "reconnaissance"
part of "LRO" really stands for ...?)
of this primary "LCROSS/LRO hidden agenda" were deliberately
leaked -- and from inside the LCROSS Project itself ... -- in
its first close-up "lunar swing-by" observations of the Moon
last summer, on the morning of June 23, 2009.
At that time (again, as we reported in Part
I), some astonishing infrared images were released (leaked ...?) by
the LCROSS Team itself (below) -- which revealed for the first time hard,
scientific evidence for the existence of "a semi-transparent, heat-radiating
substance ..." stretching over (and along) much of the Farside
lunar limb ....
In other words, some kind of "ancient
lunar dome ... or domes" -- precisely as we have been describing
In this official LCROSS image comparison
(above), the left-hand view is from the LCROSS "shepherding satellite's"
visible light camera-- showing a section of the Moon's Farside (the hemisphere
never seen from Earth) taken during LCROSS' critical lunar "swing-by"
maneuver; the image on the right is a false-color version of the same
scene taken, however, in the "mid-infrared" (the heat part ...)
of the spectrum.
As can be seen in comparing the visible light
image with its infrared counterpart: the Moon's surface temperature totally
ignores all local surface features -- mountains, craters, impact
basins, etc., etc.; instead, the temperature distribution runs smoothly
from the extremely cold, pre-dawn value of -250 F. (the blue-violet portion
of the Moon, at the bottom of the image - below), to the "red hot"
+250 F. of "high lunar noon" -- seen as one approaches the upper,
curving lunar limb.
And yet, in this "textbook" temperature
distribution radiometer image ... there is one MAJOR, glaring "flaw"--
That curving yellow line
... arcing just above the actual red (high temperature) surface
of the Moon ....
What's producing that?!
"That" is the combined effect of
"countless numbers of semi-transparent, heat-radiating,
ancient lunar structures ..." all blending together ... along a substantial
section of the horizon of the Farside of the Moon ....
They have "given themselves away"
by their intrinsic thermal heating from the Sun ... and then,
re-radiation of that heat back into space ... which the sensitive
LCROSS' IR cameras immediately picked up -- and then displayed as that
"room temperature" yellow-arc stretching above the
real, higher-temperature (red) lunar surface.
The potential extent of these artificial
lunar structures -- stretching along a major segment of the total visible
horizon! -- may surprise some new to our lunar investigations; it shouldn't.
Mike and I first predicted this
possible major extant of the "Farside lunar domes," based on
analysis of a visible light Apollo 15 image (AS15-88-12013) -- which showed
MAJOR "back-scattering," stretching all along the lunar
limb, in visible light ... recorded as Apollo 15 was climbing away
from the Moon (below); we published our preliminary analysis of this crucial
Hasselblad image in the original editions of Dark
Mission -- as "Color Figure 16."
Based on analysis of this striking Apollo
15 image (above) -- if a suitable set of infrared sensors were to observe
the same horizon features (we reasoned ...), if the optical scattering
observed above the surface were real, future IR observations
would inevitably detect the heat emission from this same, highly
demolished (but still physical) set of "elevated lunar structures"
seen on the visible film--
Thus, in a stroke, confirming our
"lunar dome model" -- from a totally different (and essentially
indisputable ...) direction.
Which is exactly what LCROSS has
finally been able to do -- and during its first lunar observation
session ... back in June!
Thus scientifically proving that there are,
indeed, "ancient lunar domes and ruins on the Moon ..."
-- apparently, a LOT of 'em ....
In this way, the LCROSS IR cameras easily
confirmed not only the domes' physical existence (from their
unconcealable thermal emissions ...), they revealed a startlingly-wide
surface distribution of these structures ... apparently, covering much
of the lunar Farside!; curiously, the same "farside" hemisphere
which is SO visually different from the one that we've been staring
at for tens of thousands of years ... the Nearside ... with all those
dark, enigmatic "maria."
This startling Clementine lunar mosaic (below)
-- presented from the perspective of "looking down" on the lunar
north pole -- really demonstrates the drastic diffference between
the two opposing lunar hemispheres -- the "Nearside" always
facing Earth (bottom), and the lunar "Farside" ... turned perpetually
away (top) ....
When the first LCROSS IR images were leaked,
in June, we also realized that these striking IR confirmations of our
"ancient dome model" were only the beginning ....
It was at that point, that we began to seriously
entertain the idea that the entire LRO/LCROSs mission could well be a
"shaggy dog story"; that, ostensibly created to "look for
lunar water at the poles," in fact, the real mission-profile
for LCROSS made it the perfect spacecraft to explore in-depth "the
structure, composition, distribution ... and perhaps even origins"
... of any lunar ruins better-preserved near the lunar poles ....
In only four short months (from the June
"lunar swing-by," to impact in October...), if we were right,
the LCROSS instruments would get their real chance to reveal the truth
behind these (to some) "impossible claims of lunar domes and ruins
..." as LCROSS would literally dive "down among 'em" ...
into the Moon, following the planned Centaur impact ....
In so doing, it could not help but hurtle
directly THROUGH the upper parts of at least one of these "surviving
dome-like structures ... " (judging from the swing-by IR images ...
), and thus, would be in the perfect position to send back priceless live
imagery and spectral readings -- on everything from "the domes' geometric
construction properties ..." to "their basic chemical constituents
Relayed back from
nine, carefully-chosen, multi-spectral instruments ... designed (we
were coming to understand ...) to answer as many questions about the fundamental
nature of these ruins as possible ... in one "emergency"
Even as the rest of the world -- deliberately
invited to "participate" in this whole farce -- was still being
told that "this is just another (maybe somewhat farther-out ...)
NASA search for water in the solar system ...."
Talk about the perfect cover story
* * *
The major political implications
underlying this scenario are these:
That some CURRENT folks in NASA are attempting
(with the sudden LRO/LCROSS missions ...) to "come up to speed ...
and soon -- regarding the very existence of 'ruins on the Moon
That implies, in turn, that "these"
NASA folks were NOT the "original NASA folks," the ones who
found out all about this "stuff on the Moon" decades
ago (even before Apollo) ... and then assiduously covered it up (as
documented in Dark
No, these recent actions by NASA were definitely
those of "a group of newbies to all this ET ruins stuff ..."
-- but, who nonetheless, apparently created "a fast-track, scientifc,
inexpensive means to TEST this far-out hypothesis ...."--
* * *
This "change within NASA" really
began back in 2004 ... when President George W. Bush suddenly showed up
at NASA Headquarters one January afternoon, and dramatically announced
-- after a 30-year "pause" -- "Americans are going back
to the Moon ... and then on to Mars."
It was at that point that literally decades
of NASA stagnation ... in both the direction and pace of the human spaceflight
program ... took a dramatic turn ... toward "exploration" once
It's like, as I have said in other venues,
a "switch had suddenly been thrown ... and all the visionary dreams
of 'ultimate colonization of the solar system, and the explosion of new
wealth that would be generated by the industrial utilization of its vast
resources back here on Earth ...' -- discussed at length in the 40's and
the 50's, before Apollo -- had suddenly been turned back
And, unlikely as it seemed, it was George
W. Bush -- 43rd President of the United States -- who was the one suddenly
throwing that switch, setting in motion plans which could ultimately
wind up literally inheriting "the riches of the solar system"
... for all Humankind.
A plan, however, which originally ... did
NOT include a mission called "LCROSS."
As noted in Part
I, LCROSS was quietly "piggybacked" on NASA's Lunar Reconniassance
Orbiter (LRO) mission sometime after these initial plans to "return
to the Moon" had been announced by President Bush; LCROSS was belatedly
attached (both contractually and physically) to the lead mission ... LRO
-- the first new NASA spacecraft to return to the Moon in literally
over a decade ("Clementine" was DOD), as the initial phase of
President Bush's just-announced Grand Vision ....
However, someone apparently realized after
a while that, to successfully carry out the President's
new "NASA vision," would require far more specific information
about the Moon than even the Space Agency possessed, in 2004, even after
all the pre-Apollo unmanned lunar missions (Lunar Orbiter ... Ranger ...
Surveyor), and the almost 900 pounds of lunar samples the astronauts had
personally returned to Houston from Apollo itself; totally new and much
more in-depth global lunar information was going to be essential,
if NASA was to attain the capability -- unlike Apollo's severe landing
site restrictions, limited to essentially the Nearside lunar equator
-- to send future astronauts at any location on the Moon ...
even to the poles.
To do so successfully, would require another
"in-depth, unmanned reconnaissance of the entire Moon" -- carried
out with 21st Century, state-of-the-art
information-gathering space technology.
Ergo: LRO ....
It was not until 2007 (so the official story
goes ...) -- literally years past the initial NASA/LRO Proposal
-- that the quiet addition of a second unmanned spacecraft to
the mission (called "Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite"
-- LCROSS) was officially approved. Ostensibly designed
to be an incredibly inexpensive (~$79 million dollar ...), simple "add-on"
lunar mission "to look for water ...", the core idea behind
this (as it turns out ...) clever "misdirection" ... was elegantly
* * *
Take the third-stage Centaur rocket (which
would boost both LRO and the attached LCROSS on their final push to the
Moon) ... and, after the LRO spacecraft had sucessfully separated from
the Centaur ... use the still-attached LCROSS "sheparding spacecraft"
to direct the now-empty Centaur rocket-stage (like a celestial cruise
missile ...) into a "free," specifically-targeted impact on
the lunar surface. Ideally -- at the bottom of a "permanently shadowed
lunar crater ... where there might be frozen water," around one of
the two lunar rotational poles.
After "final trajectory corrections,"
at the appropriate time (launch + four months ...), carefully separate
LCROSS from the empty Centaur "missile" several hours before
impact. LCROSS would then lag behind ... ultimately by several hundred
miles ... before flying into perfect position to observe and report back
-- live -- the effects of the massive Centaur impact just ahead of it
-- scientifically recorded and analyzed by means of a broad suite of precisely-picked
"off-the-shelf" multi-spectral instruments, before the LCROSS
"shepherding satellite" also hit the Moon, and was
At some point, this previously almost ignored,
"low-key unmanned lunar mission ...." -- using something as
basic as a falling rocket to create a small explosion on the Moon -- became
MAJOR world-wide news; at which point, NASA suddenly
"pulled out all stops" -- and began to promo and hype "the
heck out of its upcoming LCROSS Lunar Impact Mission to the Moon!"
Thus ultimately setting "an almost impossible
goal" for NASA ... and LCROSS:
To be both scientifically ... and dramatically
Which was impossible ....
When LCROSS ultimately "bombed the Moon"
that Friday morning ... none of the literally millions of Americans
(in both Americas ...), who went out to actually look up--
* * *
The problem, of course, was not just with
NASA "way over-hyping" this, it was fundamentally also with--
In many respects, NASA's much-hyped LCROSS
experiment was very similar indeed to "a targeted cruise missile
strike "; despite the accuracy of the targeting, the visible effects
LCROSS was expected to create depended more on the random nature of the
objects (or surface) that it contacted on impact ... than on the object
However, given all that NASA -- from its
literally decades of first-hand, spacecraft observations of the Moon thought
it understood -- the "impact rules" for LCROSS "driving
the Centaur into the lunar surface" were
expected to be relatively simple.
The size of the resulting "Centaur impact
crater" (above) -- key measure of how much "lunar ice and dirt"
would be thrown up at impact ...) -- should, according to the NASA calculations,
depend on only two parameters: the mass of the impacting
Centaur (~2.2 tons), and the angle of the impact (~80 degrees).
(The velocity at impact was a "given"
for any object falling to the Moon from "infinity" -- a little
over 1.5 miles per second.)
For equal impact velocities, then, it was
the mass that was falling -- combined with the angle
at which it fell -- which would determine the ultimate nature of the resulting
impact crater -- certainly, the total volume of material kicked
up at impact. For, the amount of material ejected upward in "the
plume," determined to large measure whether the "sheparding
spacecraft" could, in fact, gather enough data on that "plume"
to successfully analyze its composition and send that vital data back
to Earth ... before LCROSS itself was totally destroyed on impact.
All in its purported "search for water
The "rule of thumb"
for NASA then, for "predicting the effects of ballistic impacts on
the Moon ... like LCROSS" went like this:
"Hard, rocky surface ... bright,
extended flash; soft, powdery surface ... small flash, but a
'highly energetic plume -- blasted literally miles above the
impact point ...."
It was all about something called "equipartition
"How" the kinetic energy of the
empty Centaur rocket, falling onto the lunar surface, would be sub-divided
at the moment of impact; if the underlying surface was hard, unyielding
bedrock, overlain by a thin layer of dirt and frozen ice (the expected
NASA model ...), the colliding rocket could produce a very bright flash
-- as most of its kinetic energy was suddenly converted into raw heat
and light. But, that would leave little excess energy for creating "a
high vertical ejection of shattered surface debris" in its characteristic
"inverted cone-like formation"; in some pre-impact NASA calculations,
that "milli-second flash" at impact on a hard surface was estimated
to be "bright enough to light up the entire interior of Cabeus
(!)," if, for just an instant ... and would therefore also be nicely
visible in the largest telescopes, watching in real-time, from back on
On the other hand (NASA's calculations went
on to say), if the underlying lunar surface was covered by a thick
layer of "soil" (the so-called "lunar regolith ..."),
all mixed up with eon-old ice -- the models said the resulting impact
flash could be "highly muted"; much more of the kinetic energy
of the in-coming Centaur would, under those conditions, be converted to
kinetic energy of individual soil particles ... with a resulting,
substantial plume of surface regolith blasted vertically aloft
... in that "inverted cone" (below).
However, no one -- in this "post-LCROSS
impact controversey ..." -- seems to have foreseen a third
alternative (at least, before the "non-event" itself ...):
That the lunar surface inside Cabeus would
simply (somehow ...) absorb most of the falling rocket's ~1-ton
And not produce much of anything
visually -- neither a flash, nor a towering impact plume -- that would
be easily visible, certainly from Earth!
But ... how could THAT happen?
If the falling Centaur punched a hole
directly through the roof--
Of some massive, ancient lunar structure
... located on the pitch-black floor of Cabeus!
And, as a result, the Centaur's enormous
kinetic energy was literally directed downwards ... into
"breaking walls ... shattering interior structural supports ... and
creating a lot of debris ... inside a 'layered' underground bunker-like
lunar complex ..." which, unfortunately, was hidden from external
view by several overlying floors--
Just like the endless "bunker-busting"
videos (below) the Pentagon has been showing us for decades ....
As can be seen (above), even with open concrete
sides and normal atmospheric pressure (not a vacuum!), while a raging
firestorm goes off inside the "dome-shaped aircraft bunker"
as a result of the roof-penetrating missile ... on the outside (and from
above ...), except for a small puff of black smoke, nothing gives
away the inferno taking place just a few feet below the bunker's massive
Exactly like LCROSS' curious "lack of
visible evidence" of its actual impact on the Moon on Friday morning.
In preparing this Report, Enterprise
consulted (among others ...) a retired Air Force BDA ("bomb damage
assessment") expert. His reaction was quite telling:
"Given the anomalous visual nature of
the LCROSS impact, there aren't many reasonable alternative explainations
for what didn't happen; I've personally seen this type of "suppressed
energy release" repeatedly ocurring in BDA ... with 'hardened targets'--
"If its built really well, the stuff
goes in ... and not much comes back out."
According to NASA's immediate LCROSS "after-action"
report, the only visible indications of the Centaur impact in those first
critical seconds following impact, were "a few glowing pixels"
on the mid-IR camera images (below), and on the infrared and ultraviolet
spectrometer images -- taken by the trailing LCROSS "sheparding spacecraft"
in its own last few seconds ... just before it hurtled into the same pitch-black,
unknown surface ....
And here, the NIR/UV/Vis spectrometer view
"A few glowing pixels ...."
Not exactly what NASA promised the tax payers
* * *
It wasn't until seven days after
the LCROSS Impact Experiment ... one full week ... that NASA
finally "found" the much-hyped plume from the LCROSS impact.
A full week ....
To produce this (below):
NASA image release (above) is the product (according to the caption)
"... of three co-added, stretched LCROSS Visible Light Camera images
The "fuzzy object" in the center
of the red circle (on this totally washed-out, high-contrast LCROSS image
"stack") is purported, then, to be "the Centaur impact
plume event"... measuring about "4 or 5 miles in diameter."
A close-up of this circled "plume"
(below), reveals just how tenuous this "official identification"
And yet ... this conclusion -- ostensibly
based on an intensive analysis of this ambiguous NASA visual composite
-- is the claimed result of applying "the fastest NASA computers
on the planet to the LCROSS data ..." using "state-of-the-art
NASA computer image-processing algoithms" -- that "can pull
the glow of a firefly ... over a hundred miles away ... out of a pitch-black
It took the LCROSS team a full week
... to come up with--
And then, I realized something else
... that was REALLY wrong with this peculiar LCROSS image ... something
VERY strange indeed--
Because -- this "official, NASA presentation
image ... of the intensely-searched-for Centaur impact plume"--
Was being released upside down ...
Talk about "the gang that can't
shoot straight ...."
Was deliberately mixing up the images
... as part of a subtly-coded message "look carefully at the imaging
orientations (i.e. geometry) ...?"
After appropriate geometric correction (simply
flipping the released image over, and reversing it ...), the comparison
between this "seven days late ... overly-stretched NASA
video composite ..." -- and a sutiable IR frame from the same time-interval
(processed by Enterprise to the same degree - below)
A stunning array of blatant, repeating, 'geometric
The newly-released NASA frames (above) looked
"way over-exposed," yes ... but also, after being properly reversed--
They contained regions which were definitely
... intensely ... geometric.
And, when brightened just enough in the computer
to allow one to see "down into the shadows" ... clearly,
there was definitely "something" there; like, the
outlines of some kind of "mega-scale geometric engineering
... dimly-lit, deep under 'an over-exposed, lunar surface layer' ...."
The "right-angle," inescapablely
geometric evidence of "artificiality on the Moon" was in THIS
LCROSS image; now undeniable ... and overwhelming (below)!
In fact, this official NASA image
(we'll get back to that crucial little detail in a moment ...)
reminded me of none other than--
That epic scene, directly from "Forbidden
Planet"(!) -- when "Dr. Morbius" shows the officers
of the "Federation Cruiser C-57-D" firsthand "... the 20-mile
deep, Krell automated 'super-engineering cube' ..." -- extending
downward ... level after level ...into "the forbidden
Exactly as we were seeing in this
official LCROSS image (below) ... of the darkened floor of Cabeus
... extending downward ... into the surface of the Moon ...!
It was almost like looking at the planned
remake of "Forbidden Planet" ... but early, and for real.
Dr. Anthony Colaprete, LCROSS principal investigator
and project scientist -- the man who authorized the release of these extraordinary
images -- himself called specific attention to "the floor of Cabeus"
... in his equally official October
16 NASA/LCROSS press statement--
"The images of the floor of Cabeus are
... exciting." Colaprete said.
Dr. Colaprete has a serious gift for "understatement."
In an earlier Visible Light image, taken
by the falling "sheparding spacecraft" from farther out ...
from just under 400 miles (and 4 minutes) above the Moon's surface ...
the crucial context for the extraordinary, repeating geometry
seen in close-up on "the darkened floor" of Cabeus became strikingly
An even larger set of ... "repeating,
architectural geometries ...!"
But ... on a scale to boggle the
An enlargement of this image (below), reveals
that this astonishing, repeating "rectilinearity" -- innumerable
walls ... repeating right-angle alignments ... overwhelming smaller
geometric structures -- is now showing us the obvious--
The remains of an amazing, ancient
lunar city ... on
images officially released by NASA ... from LCROSS.
A city covering ...
literally ... thousands of square miles of lunar surface!
* * *
So, the obvious question has to
"How come we are being allowed now
to see all this truly unbelievable, amazing, official lunar
evidence ... let alone, as it is being simultaneously released
to all the media ... by the NASA LCROSS Project Office itself!?"
Which led me back to my earlier, political
speculations -- concerning the real, long-term objectives of
LCROSS ... all the way back to its "sudden origins" ... in 2007:
All the evidence we've now presented, increasingly
supports the staggering idea that this, indeed, represents some sort of
"rapidly accelerating LCROSS Plan ... for the imminent disclosure
'Intelligently-designed ruins' on the
Looking at all this
extraordinary lunar data abruptly being officially released --
from the "lunar water measurements" a few weeks ago (confirmed
by three independent NASA missions ...), to the startling LCROSS
data on real lunar structures, from the current mission ... one
could only infer that the LCROSS Project -- either with NASA
Headquarters (and the current White House') concurrence ... or without
-- was in the process of carrying out an extraordinary, "clandestine
recon mission ..." of actual artificial lunar structures
While flying under the perfect cover-story--
The search for "... more water
on the Moon."
The ultimate objective of all this might
finally be, indeed ... "the official DISCLOSURE of definitive scientific
information revealing the reality of an extraordinary ... and extraordinarily
ancient ... "one-time civilization on the Moon ...."
If this scenario were even half-way accurate
... then, what had taken place so far -- the clever "seeding"
in the media of extraordinary, highly -"incriminating" official
images and information on what is really on the Moon ... -- was,
but "a pale echo" of what is yet to come.
For, in Part III, we'll present stunning
additional close-up lunar images ... further confirming the presence of
this "ancient lunar civilization ..." -- obtained through telescopes
on (and off ...) the Earth!
Stay tuned ....
*** BULLETIN ***
Just as this Enterprise Report on
the LCROSS Lunar Mission was going to press, a group calling itself the
"Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency"
announced a fascinating new lunar discovery ....
"... a deep hole on the moon [below]
that could open into a vast underground tunnel [emphasis added]
interpretation of this suddenly-announced discovery -- "a potential
entrance to an underground lunar lava tube ... some ~65 meters
across and perhaps ~80 meters deep ..." -- would not exactly be our
first interpretation of this image ....
Our attention would be drawn to the strikingly
geometric remnants of an immense, apparent "curving, right-angle,
double step-down wall"... running around an even larger,
shallow depression on the surface ..." (above);
in light of what we've just found elsewhere on the Moon, our
own preliminary impression of this new image and announcement might be--
"The hole ... is a possible opening
into another 'ancient, manufactured, underground facility
...' The presence of the 'the step-down enclosure' on the surface
hinting at potentially a much larger 'hollow geometric structure
... with a sagging roof ...' underneath"--
Part of a much larger set of above-ground
ruins ... located in this exact, same region -- previously discovered
(by one of our Enterprise colleages, Steve Troy), in the same
long-noted "Marius Hills" -- where the new "black anomaly"
is also located (below).
Obviously, the Marius Hills are NOT "volcanic"
-- as has long been assumed from astronomical observations made from Earth
-- but the above-ground remains of more "... ancient, artificial
'mega-ruins' on the Moon ...!"
To me, the timing of this latest Japanese
announcement re "Marius" -- coming just days after
the NASA/LCROSS mission officially
published images (below), revealing an entire underground, artificial
complex at the Moon's south pole -- is, for my mind, just
a bit too "coincidental" ....
Someone REALLY wants us to "get"
that there are also structures ... IN the Moon.
More (obviously) to come ....
NASA's Smoking Gun:
LCROSS' (and LRO's) Secret
NASA Mission to the Moon ....
the Enterprise Conference – and Explore the Implications of This Remarkable
New Discovery with Other Members of the “Enterprise Crew” ….