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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:26 PM

www.space.com said:

New photos of the moon have revealed the most detailed views yet of a rare hole in the lunar surface — a pit large enough to swallow an entire football field whole.

High-resolution cameras aboard the Japanese Kaguya spacecraft first spotted the irregularly shaped chasm, located in Mare Ingenii on the moon's southern hemisphere.Now, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken a new, up-close photo of the moon pit from lunar orbit.

"Only three have been discovered thus far, so I believe it is safe to state that skylights (pits) are rare at the 100-meter scale," Mark Robinson, principal investigator for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) at Arizona State University, told SPACE.com in an e-mail.

Mare Ingenii, also called the "sea of cleverness," is best known for its prominent lunar swirls, which are highly reflective surface features that are associated with magnetic anomalies. The new images of the region from LROC show a giant pit measuring about 427 feet (130 meters) in diameter.

The boulders and debris resting on the floor of the cavity are partially illuminated and likely originated at the surface, falling through the pit opening during its collapse. The hole is thought to be the result of a partially collapsed lava tube.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:14 PM

another good reason to put a golf course up on the moon :tu:

thats a very interesting story about the shark and how it tried to eat you, but it still doesnt answer my question.  where the hell is my sandwitch!?

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:26 PM

Proof that the moon if hollow and these holes are ports for the spaceships to enter and leave  :innocent:

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 11:24 AM

noooo! my veggie garden! why why why?!

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it looks like the upper hand, is on the other foot.

i guess they would say we could set this world ablaze

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 12:59 PM

That's where Moon Poots come from.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 03:16 PM

View PostThe Cosmic Fluke, on 29 June 2010 - 12:59 PM, said:

That's where Moon Poots come from.

Moon Poots? Haha, sounds funny.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 03:26 PM

Ah... the article blames lava tubes. That is the first thing that came to my mind too.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:03 PM

Mid ! Help me get the Minnows off my Back! They are taking over everywhere! Moonies!

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 05:14 AM

View PostTHE Dr Alien, on 28 June 2010 - 07:14 PM, said:

another good reason to put a golf course up on the moon :tu:

why??? so you'll never miss a hole in one with a hole the size of a football field :lol: :lol: :w00t:

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 10:30 PM

I just want to see if some exploration there could occur. Who knows what we could find, or not.

Also, who knows, some space slugs could be lurking in there  :blink:

Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 06 July 2010 - 05:42 PM.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:00 PM

Well in 20 or 30 years maybe the China Space crew will take pictures to show the Americans whats in there!

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:42 PM

all i can think of is.. when will the book come out with the 'hollow moon theory'.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:57 PM

Probably someone hiding stuff in there. Like safe sugar substitutes etc.

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