The Towers On The Dark Side Of The Moon
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The shard and the tower on the dark side of the moon what are they?These images are from Lunar Orbiter frame LO-III-84-M. Taken with the medium
resolution camera at a distance of at least 250 miles, it shows an object dubbed by Hoagland the "Shard".
The star-like object above the "Shard" is a camera registration mark. The "Shard" has a shadow cast in the
correct direction for it to be a real object on the Moon and is aligned with the local vertical rather
than the grain of the film, decreasing the chance it is an emulsion abnormality. Close-ups reveal a
cellular-like internal structure. Above and behind the "Shard" is the "Tower", a massive 7 mile high
structure with a central "cube" suspended by a tripod like base. Enhancements of the "Tower" show a
similar cellular construction to the "Shard", but with a distinctly hexagonal pattern.