You’re a space agency, and you’re well aware that the public expects high-resolution photos of the Moon’s surface. So, what exactly do you do? Bring out your trusty airbrush!
The Deep Space Program Science Experiment, formally known as Clementine, was successfully launched in 1994 as part of a collaborative mission between NASA and the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO).
The 500-pound spacecraft positioned itself in lunar orbit one month after launch and began sending photographs of our satellite’s surface. Clementine, equipped with cutting-edge photography technology, was able to take high-resolution photographs of the Moon’s crust. And it had plenty of opportunities to collect useful data over its 300+ orbits.
When the Navy published its initial batch of photographs, those on the ground who expected to see high-resolution images were taken aback. They had a lot of pixelation and were low quality. The photographs made accessible to the general public were in gif format, and little detail could be retrieved from them. What gives? they questioned themselves. How could the best available format returned back by a $200 million piece of space technology be fuzzy images?
For years, the whole incident remained a mystery. People gradually realized, however, that the photos they were provided had evident traces of manipulation and editing. Several regions of lunar importance had been artificially blocked out as if NASA and the Navy were concealing something. The Clementine data showed blacked-out patches in numerous photographs, such as the one below.
The Rainer Gamma area, west of the Reiner crater, is a 40-mile-wide albedo zone. The stated reason for the dark square is ‘data loss,’ but we all know that isn’t true. The following image is an excellent example of image editing. The same ‘data loss’ excuse was used as with the previous image, but even to the untrained eye, this appears like purposeful smearing. They might have claimed data corruption, but it appears that they made no attempt to hide their conduct.
In the iconic lunar tower photographs, this attempted concealment is much more evident.
The cover-up artists managed to overlook a little detail despite smudging the heck out of those mysterious structures. Find the image’s center, then move right a bit till you reach the smeared lunar tower; if you get to the smudged lunar tower, you’ve gone too far. Have you noticed anything? The zoomed image below demonstrates what I’m referring to.
This appears to be a solid object hovering considerably above the surface of the moon. Its triangular form, as well as the fins on its back end, can be seen. These characteristics are also visible in the shadow created by the item below. The inquiring and unfettered mind may draw some inferences even from rough, low-resolution photographs like this. NASA and the Navy should have released photos that were far more detailed. The fact that they failed to do so shows that there was a hidden motive at work. The deliberate smearing adds to the theory that extraterrestrial buildings on the Moon are possible. If we’re being fooled about these extraterrestrial constructions, it’s safe to assume we’re being duped about a slew of other, equally perplexing falsehoods
Naturally, these assumptions are supported by a slew of credible and proven conspiracy theories but don’t ask me about what happens on the Moon. Instead, watch the video below, in which federal whistleblower Karl Wolf reveals what he witnessed while working on NASA’s Lunar Orbiter project.