The standard cliché regarding evidence
is the so-called "smoking gun"; that one crucial piece which, by
itself, clearly "proves the case."
Well, in terms of NASA - and what they've been hiding on the Moon
for over 40 years - we finally seem to have that piece...
Our long-awaited Smoking Gun.
To understand the true dimensions of this startling and very recent
development, we have to begin "at the beginning"; we have to start
with the launch of NASA's first unmanned return mission to the Moon
in over ten years....
On June 18, 2009, NASA launched this new "double mission":
SUV-sized spacecraft called "Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter" (LRO),
designed to map the entire lunar surface in unprecedented detail
over the next five years (and, several times)
spacecraft, called the "Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing
Satellite" (LCROSS), designed to direct the spent upper stage of the
Atlas 5 LRO launch vehicle (the "Centaur" second stage) into a
carefully targeted impact with the lunar surface on
October 9, 2009.
According to NASA's official statement
on the purpose of the
LCROSS mission, this "high-energy impact
experiment" would target a polar lunar crater which is ALWAYS in
There, the NASA scientists project, over "billions
of years since the Moon was formed" water (from eons of cometary
impacts...) may have collected on the sunless bottom of the target
crater... and been preserved as ice.
The LCROSS/Centaur impact was designed, therefore, to create a
"kinetic explosion" (equivalent to about a ton of TNT) from the
sheer velocity of the upper stage ramming into the Moon at almost 2
miles per second (!) - which immediately would throw up a huge plume
of lunar dust, shattered rock... and hopefully... some of that
Which the LCROSS satellite itself, flying along behind the Centaur
at this point in the mission, would be able to observe and measure
(below)... before, 4 minutes later, slamming into the Moon at ~2
miles per second itself.
Our "smoking gun" - long before this
planned October, 2009 impact - comes from the LCROSS side of this
unique dual mission.
Some five days after the June 18th launch, after a cruise of some
240,000 miles, both NASA spacecraft successfully reached the Moon;
the LRO firing its on-board thrusters and going into an initial
"capture orbit," prior to several additional thruster firings which
would establish its final "mapping orbit" in the coming weeks.
A few hours later, LCROSS (with its Centaur still attached) made its
own dramatic "initial swing-by" under the Moon's south pole, setting
up a repeating ~38-day orbit (below), in preparation for its final
plunge directly into the Moon's south polar regions in the early
hours of October 9th.
Here's a wider shot of this LCROSS
celestial orbital geometry....
And here (below) is what the geometry
about an hour after this "initial lunar swing-by" would have looked
like - if you had been riding along with LCROSS/Centaur spacecraft
during the initial Moon encounter, in the wee hours of June 23rd.
The various circles, lines and
rectangles depict the "fields of view" of the on-board LCROSS
scientific instruments - visible light and IR cameras,
spectrometers, etc. - which were being carefully calibrated during
this initial pass, by taking data on the actual Moon's optical
characteristics... all in preparation for their critical role in
acquiring real-time scientific data on the actual Centaur impact, in
The idea was to measure the generated plume of ejected impact
material with a variety of sensors, in hopes of detecting not only
water... but perhaps preserved hydrocarbons as well; more on that a
Some planetary scientists calculated that the ejected material could
reach a height of over 10 miles above the lunar surface, thus
bringing the preserved ice well into direct sunlight for the first
time in literally billions of years... where it would begin to
vaporize... thus, revealing its (hopefully, complex) icy
composition to LCROSS' various on-board detectors.
And here (below) is a mosaic of visible light LCROSS images taken
that June 23rd night, showing some of the lunar surface targets
imaged and scanned during this "instrument calibration hour," right
after "closest approach."
But, this is NOT the "smoking gun" image
from LCROSS that morning...
This is (below)...
This is an infrared image of the Moon,
taken by one of the two "mid-IR" LCROSS cameras during the initial
swing-by. This is exactly as this IR image initially appeared on the
official NASA LCROSS website, in the early hours of June 23rd.
Study it carefully...
For it contains essential clues to, not only a tumultuous "inside
NASA" revolt apparently now on-going within the LCROSS mission
itself... but, extraordinary visual evidence confirming the
existence of our Enterprise model of "a set of ancient lunar
Behold, our "smoking gun."
OK, now that you've had a chance to examine the "raw" image on your
own, here (below) is what's really going on.
We'll explain the details - both the
technical details and the fascinating political intrigue which
produced this image... and then a poorly-attempted cover-up - in
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