Public Domain Photos of the Moon and Mars: A Large Collection of Obfuscated Images

By Dr. John L. Reizer

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Since my early childhood, I have always wondered why we (the U.S. Space Agency) went to the moon, in the late 60’s and early 70’s, and then abruptly pulled the plug on the Apollo program as well as any other campaigns that might have been planned to explore our nearest celestial neighbor.

The moon, without a doubt, is the most logical target for NASA to have its cross-hairs focused on. Completely within its reach, one would think our space agency would be overly ambitious to return to the lunar surface. The 6 manned, space missions to the moon the United States managed to pull off 40 years ago should have only scratched the surface of scientific curiosity. I am not exaggerating when I write that there are many scientists today that would love to have an opportunity to explore the moon’s surface. Let’s face facts, our satellite is an extraordinary object, and it’s strategically positioned to offer the best seat in the universe when it comes to keeping an eye on planet earth. For that reason alone, our military leaders are undoubtedly champing at the bit to have access to this lunar lookout.

Why, then, did we abandon all future plans to return to the moon? Some of the answers that have been offered by NASA are, “It’s too expensive” and “We’ve been there and accomplished that. The moon is a dead, rocky,  barren world and we don’t need to go back.” Those responses are almost laughable. When was the last time the U.S. government ever worried about spending too much money? For God’s sake, they print money, out of thin air, and bail out banks that are too big to fail like some people change their underwear. Besides the financial considerations, when was the last time our government invaded a strategic territory and then decided to withdraw from that location at a later date? The answer is never.

The truth about NASA and the U.S. government is that they have never lost their desire to return to the moon. We spent money sending the Clementine spacecraft there in 1994. The Clementine mission was designed to thoroughly photograph every nook and cranny of the lunar surface, and that it did. According to the government’s official website, “The mission results were spectacular.”

If our government really had no interest in returning to the “dead moon” then why did it bother to map the entire planetoid? When all those photos were being taken by Clementine, did the U.S. government see something so disturbing on our satellite that they made a decision to never return there again?

Researcher Joseph P. Skipper ( has compiled numerous photos, courtesy of NASA and JPL, which clearly show both the moon and planet Mars have artificial structures (buildings) on their respective surfaces. According to Skipper, NASA has been obfuscating images of the lunar and Martian surfaces for many years. The catalogs of photographs on his website, made exclusively from property released into the public domain by NASA, show huge buildings on our moon. The catalogs also contain numerous photographs clearly showing large buildings, cityscapes, lakes, rivers, vegetation, civilization evidence, and fossil remains on Mars.

The questions I have are not centered on whether there’s life on the moon or Mars. I would like to know who is on our moon and what type of civilization resides on Mars.

Recently, photos coming from Mars probes, that have been sent to photograph the Martian surface, have revealed pictures of what appear to be small mammals and lizards. There certainly seems to be a lot of strange things happening on both the moon and Mars. It would be wonderful, and a breath of fresh air, if we were one day permitted to view un-obfuscated photos of these foreign worlds that have been taken by our space agency. It should be mentioned that American taxpayers have funded all of these missions and the associated equipment that was used to create said photos in the first place.

It is one thing to make photos available in the public domain. It is quite another thing to make the photos available so that they accurately reflect what was captured at the locations where the pictures were taken. Enough already, NASA, with all the smudges, airbrushing, and computer generated obfuscation techniques you are creating.

What do you think about this subject?

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  1. Dr. John Reizer April 19, 2015 / 8:22 am

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