Saturday, August 4, 2007

Moon Passes Gas, Apollo 16 Witnesses

Boy slow day at the office, scientist must have decided to dig up some cold case astro files. I would have gone right by this puppy but Apollo 15's name was mentioned and me being the Apollo nut I am did a little digging, made a few calls, called in a few favors and found out some interesting stuff.

Lunar Transient Phenomenas or "LTP"for short, are short lived phenomena, usually of bright white or red lights coming from the moons surface, apparently they are rarely photographed, the picture above is from 1953. I belong to the "LTP Research Program" and have spent many hours looking at Aristarchus and Plato,(50% and 15% of the LTPS happen in these craters) just hoping for some kind of flash to happen, to date notta, nothing, but there is always hope.

Scientists have discovered a strong relationship between "LTP'S" or "TLP'S" and escaping gases from beneath the moon's surface. "Radon" is a non colored gas but when it is cooled below-96 degrees Fahrenheit it becomes a yellow gas, if the temperature dips below -180 C it actually turns a red color. the Moon's temperature varies between 111C nearside temps to -193C at the darkside.

Apollo 15, detected traces of Radon in the Aristarchus, Kepler and Grimaldi. craters. Below is a conversation between capcom (capsule communication on earth)
and Orion, Apollo 16 lunar module.

Capcom: You talked about something mysterious?

Orion: Ok, Gordy when we pitched around I'd like to tell you about something we saw around the LM (Lunar module). When we were coming about 30 or 40 feet out, there were a lot of objects-white things flying by. It looked as if they were being propelled or ejected, but I'm not convinced of that.

Capcom: We copy that Charlie.

Could the Orion have been witnessing a LTP? I am going to leave you with a cool YouTube video of the descent, ascent and the famous hammer, feather experiment of. "Apollo 15" , a mission summary of Apollo 16, notice the "UFO?" behind Charles Duke and a "."Apollo 16" strange flashes video.


J. Lyon Layden said...

Crazy video footage, thanks!

Bob Johnson said...

Hey, your welcome.

Anna said...

Bob, this is good stuff. Unfortunately I got myself involved with birding, but that stuff you into is very interesting. Will be back for more stories, Anna :)

Ginro said...

Yes I remember my Dad telling me about these strange lunar sightings they'd seen in the 1950's. Fascinating stuff.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Really interesting post; I was unaware of this.

Bob Johnson said...

Hey anna, birding sounds interesting too.

ginro, it all started in 1947 at roswell.

Thanks jean-luc picard

Anonymous said...

That is one picture i have not seen and it is an interesting post you have there, gona digg for more.

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks etienne

Zawadi said...

ok Bob that Title made me laugh I don't know much about Space, so I'm going to read it. I commented before reading cause I'm just wierd like that :) ty for stopping by.

Zawadi said...

The Apollo 16 mission video was kool.
I have seen a more recent video of something similar. This is still happening with no explanation.
We still have so much to learn from this Universe. Hope they don't come to earth though :) I don't think the USA can take more Aliens.

Bob Johnson said...

Zawadi, thanks for commenting before you read and then after,Lol.