For Your Eyes Only
Clementine Lunar Image Browser 1.5
When the Navy first release images
from Clementine, the data set was only available in low resolution, heavy
pixelated .gif format images. For many years this was all that was available,
and the images were offered as "the best available" Few people questioned
the fact that a 200 million dollar satellite carrying the latest high resolution
cameras produced such low quality images. All over the internet clips
appears showing image tampering and anomalies, many of which were a result
of pixelation, some data lost and others clearly "cover up" Below
are some of the better examples... The image sizes are straight from the
Navy Browser using the settings shown. You can find an area by latitude
and longitude or by clickind a spot on the mapper.
The Black Square... There are many areas on the clementine data set showing blacked out areas such as the one above. The official story is "data loss" However as we shall see later, subsequent versions of the data set no longer show this "missing data" especially the last and best quality set. So did they add data or fill it in with something so people would not ask questions? We do not know...
All we know for certain is that there was ONLY ONE set taken and all the "updated" galleries we will show on this page use the SAME ORIGINAL DATA SET
We used the Reiner Gamma area for this sample as it leads to one of the best images of the Moon I have seen, as you will see further down the page...
Richrd Hoagland's "Arcology Row" Area
Just to the right of center you can clearly see Ukert Crater, the famous Triangulr Crater. In the area that should show Richard Hoagland's anomalies all we see is a blurry cloudy image that looks like its been swabbed out, either that or its a storm cloud In later versions this area changes again.
This rectangular area has made the rounds on many websites as proof of a base or structure on the moon and is pretty convincing, but this would be a huge structure as the scale on this images is several kilometers across (1 kpixel = 1 kilometer) This anomaly does not appear in later versions
Above we see another form of "cover up". This one is very obvious... data loss appears as black areas of missing data. This one looks like a deliberate smudge that you can see at the top right something behind it. This is even clearer in the image below. So far these two are the best examples of this type of editing.
Lat 64 ~ Long 265
This one has been used by Disclosure Project websites as proof of airbrushing showing "towers" that were brushed over. Wether or not this is the case... they missed one!
Look just to the right of center,
to the left of that "tower" This artifact was found by Johnny Annonymous,
a member of AboveTopSecret.com and fellow researcher.
This object is reflecting sunlight
very strongly, is hovering above the surface and casts a triangular shadow.
Looking close you can see the "fins" behind the craft, and the matching
shadow. Below is a closer view. We will attempt to locate this in later
There is one interesting note on the NAVY website... on the front page... which is amusing in a way, and significant as it is the first statement on the website
The Naval Research Laboratory is not affiliated in any way with any organization selling lunar property or acreage on the moon. NRL has no involvement, either officially or unofficially, in providing "after-sales service" for the purchase of lunar property from the Lunar Embassy, its franchisees, or any similar organizations. Disputes arising from the purchase of lunar property from such organizations must be resolved with the seller directly. - Source
And to those whos always say NASA this and NASA that...
The Clementine Satellite was NOT a NASA project... it was a Department of Defense Project with the US NAVY... and was part of the Star Wars program
The Naval Research Laboratory
NRL was responsible for the design, manufacture, integration, and mission execution of the Clementine spacecraft for the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization. During its two-month orbit of the Moon in 1994, Clementine captured 1.8 million images of the Moon's surface. The Laboratory provides the Clementine Lunar Image Browser as a courtesy to scientific researchers, as well as the general public, and you are welcome to browse the over 170,000 images that are available. - Source
1.8 million images captured... but the public is allowed to view 170,000 images...
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS BRIEFING - dated 1996 released Dec 2006
WHEREFORE ART THOU CLEMENTINE? - A Collection of Clementine Data with sources
Clementine Lunar Image Browser 2.0
On January 25, 1994, the Deep Space Program Science Experiment (DSPSE) (better known as Clementine) was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on a mission designed to test lightweight miniature sensors and advanced spacecraft components by exposing them, over a long period of time, to the difficult environment of outer space. In addition to testing the various sensors, Clementine was given the complex task of mapping the moon. The mission results were spectacular.
Between February 26 and April 22, 1994, Clementine was able to deliver more than 1.8 million digital images of the moon back to the Clementine ground network, including the NRL satellite ground-tracking station located in Maryland. These images were quickly accessible to the general public via the Internet and World Wide Web. When scientists reviewed the data from Clementine, they made a major scientific discovery: the possible existence of ice within some of the moon's craters. This discovery was confirmed in early 1998 by NASA's Lunar Prospector.
The Pentagon announced on December 3, 1996, that radar data acquired by the Clementine spacecraft indicated ice in the bottom of a crater on the South Pole of the Moon. Although it is never lit by the Sun, there are a few images of the South Pole available for viewing.
The BMDO assigned responsibility for the Clementine spacecraft design, manufacture, integration, and mission execution to the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) provided lightweight imaging sensors developed under the sponsorship of BMDO. Clementine launched on a Titan IIG expendable launch vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in January 1994. During its two month orbit of the Moon it captured 1.8 million images of the Moons surface.
This version of the Browser is difficult to use as the mouse pointing has been removed and you must know the co-ordinates. It is further difficult because the values of latitude you can find online are not the same as the NAVY uses so you need to know how to convert. We have not spent much time yet looking on this data set, but as it is the same as the color set there is little point.
This document however shows clearly that it was NOT a NASA project and the images went to the NRL tracking station. 1.8 million images were taken but only a small portion made it to the public.
The water on the Moon reported by the Pentagon is presented as:
Q: What's the presumptive volume of it then, and how did you discern that?
A: As I mentioned, what we can tell from looking at the radar return is roughly the area that is covered by this. Assuming it reflects ice like ice on Mercury -- making that assumption. That's been well looked at. Then in order to see this back scatter effect, this roadside reflector effect; it's estimated that we have to see some number of wavelengths of our radar into the ice. In reviewing the paper, several of the reviewers posited we probably need to see somewhere between 50 and 100 wavelengths. So our wavelength is about six inches. So at the thickest case, it's roughly 50 feet.
Q: That translates to what in volume?
A: We were very conservative in the press release, but if you take basically 100 square kilometers by roughly 50 feet, you get a volume of something like a quarter of a cubic mile, I think it's on that order. It's a considerable amount, but it's not a huge glacier or anything like that.
Q: Can you compare that with something you know?
A: It's a lake. A small lake.
Final Version Full Color
When we were first made aware of these images, they came to us from an annoymous source. The high res. tiff files were stored in a directory at North Western University that we were given access to. Mark Robinson was in charge of these images and other projects at North Western U and subsequently moved to Arizona State University, taking all his files and projects with him. At Arizona State he heads up the LROC program. On the ASU website for the LROC team, Michael Malin of Malin Space Science Systems is a Co-Investigator.
Once Mark moved to ASU the color images of Clementine where released to the public for the first time... effectively we at Pegasus had a little over two weeks to look them over before we made a presentaion at AboveTopSecret.com. That presentation is in the form of several Press Releases we did...
Press Release - Pegasus Research
Consortium - December 15, 2006
The pages or ATS posts follow our journey with these images. There was much discussion and skeptics claimed "These were always available" yet a web search on "Color Moon Images" will not show them, there are still as of today Sept 6, 2007, very few sites that have these images and not one of the skeptics would answer where they had seen them before...
Well we have the documentation
when these three below were first released... from those at ASU that released
them... Here are the images we are refering to... WARNING they
are HUGE .tiff format files...
The image above is the image
that you find on the front page of the Navy Clementine Website. The image
below is the one we now have access to. As you can see it is in FULL COLOR.
The copy below is the greatly reduced image. The original that I have is
a 31 meg high resolution copy. What you are looking at here is the Moon
laid out flat... this is a TOTAL CIRCUMFERENCE of the Moon, front and back.
Below is the Nearside image that
makes up the center of the above image.
This one is 56 megs.
As large as these are they are not the full size. The actual resolution is available only as .cub files that are several gigabytes in size, too much for the ordinary user to handle. Besides .cub files are for a program created by Sandia Labs and is only available to Governmnts and Institutions for a fee. The program was designed and developed by Sandia National Laboratory.
The USGS created a program called ISIS that is available free to view these files but it only runs in a Linux system. Several at ATS have tried to view these but could not do so...
The large .cub files are used
to create the USGS Map-a-Planet browser images that allow you to get "close
and personal" with the moon in FULL LIVING COLOR
USGS Full Version
Click on image for larger version (10 megs)
On following pages we will show the areas we think are of interest, and explain why we feel the data set is "tampered with"
The Clementine Color data set
is available here ASU
Color Mosaics of The Moon
The USGS Map-A-Planet site: Astrogeology Research Program: Map A Planet Planetary Mapper
In the course of our Journey through these images we have been in touch with the USGS. As a direct result of the "Press Release" we did at ATS... we received a thank you letter from them stating they were quite pleased with the sudden response their site had... I bet! ATS has a very larger viewer base....
The end result is that thought
the Map-a-Planet site was created 10 years ago (as of Dec 2006), the Clementine
Moon dataset was only added recently and made available to the public in
conjunction with the Lunar and Planetary Institute's Oct 2006 Roundtable
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