The Lunar Shard
The Wide-Angle Photo of the Lunar Shard
The Tower on the Moon
See our set of photos from the
Spring 1996 Press Conference.
Glass Dome in Mare Crisium
(click image for Related Story)
Sea of Serenity Eroded Lunar Dome - Apollo 17 - (Frame Number Lost)
Earth Rising over the
From Art Bell Show 8/20/97
Time-lapse sequence of last few 16-mm (DAC)
camera frames of "anomalous Earthrise," as filmed from
lunar module "Spider" in May, 1969.
From left to right
proper exposure before camera is turned "off," although Earth
appears geometrically "flattened"
(2) film begins slowing down,
with Earth and lunar surface brightening with increasing exposure
(3) Earth still brightening, but sun-lit lunar surface (below)
suddenly is strangely "dimmed"
(4) next frame, lunar surface and
Earth brightening again, and curious "layering" in space above Earth
(5) second-to-last-frame, Earth and Moon almost totally
over-exposed by film continued slow-down, with "layering" even more
(6) final frame, Earth dimly visible above totally
over-exposed lunar surface, through semi-transparent
multiple-layering ... while above, the jagged (fractal),
meteor-bombarded, topmost layer of "the Mare Smythe dome" finally
(Left) Computer-enhanced enlargement of
last 16-mm DAC frame of "Earthrise," seen from Apollo 10. Telephoto
view shows 2-degree-wide Earth, between two "layers" of the "Mare
Smythe dome." Jagged, micro meteorite-eroded top layer (~3 miles
above lunar surface in this close-up) is characteristic of "fractal
architecture" -- eroded back along structural supports.
Enterprise Mission architect Robert Fiertekís remarkable matching
computer simulation of this "fractally erosive process" in a
glass-like lunar dome ...