Lunar Treasure! There be gold in them there craters…..
Time for a bit of light relief.
While looking for sinuous rilles, lava tube skylights, grabens and bits of discarded spacecraft, and in between counting boulders and measuring craters, forum members have also found several possible treasure hoards obviously left by previous visitors to the Moon……
You might be fooled into thinking that these crosses are not the mark of Lunar Pirates at all but that they have been caused by the forces of Lunar geological processes. Maybe the stresses involved in crater formation on boulders landing heavily after being flung out over hundreds of metres just happened to cause them to crack by chance to form an “X.” Or you might suggest that the LRO camera took the image when the angle of the Sun was just right to catch a rocky rim and cast an “X” shaped shadow across the crater floor. You might even surmise that the albedo of the Lunar regolith just happens to resemble an “X” when viewed in a certain light.
But you would be wrong! We know different!
There’s treasure to be had, they obviously didn’t cover their tracks very well and we are on to them!
We are keeping the coordinates to ourselves but can you see where “X” marks the spot in these images?
Jules is a volunteer moderator for the Moon Zoo Forum.