The Secrets of Tsiolkovsky
by Jack Arneson

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Apollo 15 Command Module Photo


Take a look at the photos below first if you prefer but the text analyzes and explains what I think is in them. All off site links as well as the images open in a new window so you can do comparisons.

This next clip is of a relatively high-res Apollo 15 photo from 119 km above the Moon's surface. While waiting for the LM to return, the Command Service Module Pilot Al Worden, was doing experiments and taking more photos. (70 mm Hasselblad, Mapping Metric and Panoramic) He also used hand-held 35 mm SLR cameras from inside the CSM.

It looks like there are two structures similar to operations where I've worked at one time.

Other areas in the image could be related. There are two versions of this photo.

Here's the actual two versions at original resolutions from their respective sites:


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NASA - Apollo Image Gallery - Apollo 15 (med. & hi res.)

LPI - Apollo Image Atlas - Magazine S (low res.)

This is a very low-res version. All the photos in this magazine were scanned at low-res. and there isn't any real detail in any of them.

Why I Think These Are Structures In AS15-94-12741HR

They seem to have straight line 3D symmetrical shape in a configuration I'm familiar with. Shadows and shading are consistent with the images light direction. The outer edges of these "structures" conform to the surface terrain around them. The left structure's north end looks like there's industrial pipelines going into the ground.

The resemblance of NASA and other industries designs is very close. (comparison below) I was employed in the early 70's at an underground mining operation in NT, Australia that had a similar type of surface to subterranean layout. We used underground to surface conveying systems, protected within the pipelines.

Other shafts and pipelines contained access and personnel corridors, equipment transport and side connected tubes for workshops, engineering offices and break rooms. Self contained, climate controlled and some large enough to drive through.

Much like these underground and in mountain inserts and connectors, being constructed at
Kirtland AFB for the Manzano Weapons Storage Facility located there. (Note they're big enough to drive into and these are small ones) The longer one shows the blast doors installed and the left end is open.

See the huge crane under the camouflage netting?

After verifying all the components fit properly, it's disconnected in smaller sections for transport. Then depending on the underground configuration, "T" and /or "Y" connectors
are attached to branch off into other tubes. And for everybody's information, these are also used for access and expansion of existing underground bases that I guarantee you, do exist.

(I have place marks at these in Google Earth titled: Large Tube & Larger Tube)

Kirtland AFB

370 ft Long Tube Under Construction
(click image for larger view)
830 ft Long Tube Under Construction
(click image for larger view)

Pegasus Addition:

Many people have asked us how can they hide things, especially since Google Earth can see everywhere. Discounting the fact that Google Earth can easily be edited ( I am sure there are sensitive areas in the world the government will not let them look at) here Jack has found clear visual proof of just how easy it is to hide things from space cameras. Below you will see camouflage netting that has been only partially deployed and you can see a huge machine, bigger than buildings on the site, partially hidden. Notice the texture of the tent... if it was complete, it would look like a piece of natural terrain. It is noteworthy at this point to mention that Guy Cramer, one of the three people who own most of the mineral rights on the moon owns Hyper Stealth Biotechnology Corp. a company that specializes in camouflaging large structures. One of their contracts is the H.A.R.R.P facility in Alaska.

So if we are assuming that they are hiding things from us on the Moon and Mars, you can see how much more difficult it is finding anomalies, never mind any editing or touch up on photos afterwards.

Closeup of camouflage netting at Kirtland AFB
See the huge crane under the camo netting?
Tube ready to be inserted at newly constructed  complex outside the main Manzano Facility.
Note the open blast door at the larger complex where I have another place mark in GE.
Image Courtesy Guy Cramer
Compressor with current monotone color
Image Courtesy Guy Cramer
 Compressor with Tumbleweed-6A-100 camouflage paint
More samples on this page by Guy Cramer H.A.R.R.P
Back to the photo...

My Theory On What They May Be

Underground Mining and Processing Sites. Along with habitat and laboratory modules. And possibly support sites in the near areas.

Before you call the nearest institution on me, consider this... The caption in the version from the Apollo site reads: "Lunar Orbit View: Lobate Landslip Outside Northeastern Rim Of Tsiolkovsky" The landslide debris is the "chunky" area at bottom left in the photo. What better mining conditions when you have a massive section of wall several miles wide and hundreds of feet high already collapsed?

On one of the largest ejecta blankets on the planet... (more on that below) And Tsiolkovsky is considered one of the more recent impact craters, in geological time.

The first site is just above the bulk of the rubble. The second site looks to be 3 to 5 miles to the east in this images orientation. Because of the Command Orbiter's flight path, east is actually NNW in the Hi-Res photo. The scaled image width of the photo is approximately 15 miles.

So what's being mined?

Any number of minerals and elements. Titanium, Helium 3, Regolith, Gold and possibly elements or minerals that don't exist on Earth.

And oxygen!

Scientists and astronomers have already confirmed that craters are disappearing from the surface. Past large impacts splattered sub-surface material and what's left of the meteor, asteroid or comet in what's called ejecta all around the newly formed crater. Astronauts brought back crater ejecta full of oxygen. It makes sense that this can be mined and stored in underground silos or containment vessels for later use.

Pegasus Note:
See LPI document 6034.pdf This document is about ISRU mining of Lunar dust and regolith to produce glass from Solar furnaces to make fiberglass structures on the Moon. As a byproduct of this glass making process they get iron oxide and titanium oxide, AND free oxygen to use for breathing and making rocket fuel (liquid oxygen)

The term ISRU is something you need to get familiar with... it means In Situ Resource Utilization... in other words what IS on the Moon , STAYS on the Moon..

The following is an excerpt from;

The NASA Moon Photos

My Story of dealing with NASA in the 1970's

by Vito Saccheri

"In 1980, another puzzle piece fell into place. A friend had shown me a special congressional subcommittee report on moon rocks brought back by the astronauts and a feasibility study on colonizing the moon. The document was dated 1972 or `73 and concluded that moon colonization using giant plastic air bubbles was unrealistic and that we would need to transport air from the earth. The congressional report concluded that there was plenty of oxygen on the moon trapped in the rocks. The recommended solution: pulverize the rocks on a large scale with major excavations. The liberated oxygen would be stored in underground caverns and tunnel systems and the debris from these pulverized rocks dumped into the existing craters. Naturally, the craters would eventually disappear, an observation made by astronomers long before the first moon landings and, ironically, one that had initially prompted Leonard and other scientists of the 1950s to analyze early moon photos".

My Story of dealing with NASA in the 1970's

More information if you can find it:

"Somebody Else Is on the Moon"

written by a former NASA scientist, George H. Leonard. Leonard had been working in the photo intelligence division of NASA. My note: Why would NASA have the need for a photo intelligence division? I can think of only one reason... they have photos they don't want us to see. I have seen this book (paperback version) and it doesn't show anything in the grainy photos that he sees but the info in it is interesting.

OK... enough of my, "You must be nuts" theory.

However, not one person in the scientific community or NASA circles has explained to me in any uncertain terms as to what these shapes are! So I'm allowed. One more point. Now the question is...

Who is doing the mining?

Well... if astronomers have been watching craters disappear long before we sent our first Moon landing....?

And then there's these... Operations in progress today...

One of the Atlas Copco rigs emerging from the new incline shaft.

The following is the text for these two photos:

#1: "Gloria "(shaft name) combined a vertical shaft for personnel and materials hoisting with a long incline shaft for vehicle access and conveyor hoisting of the ore to a surface crushing, screening and washing plant".

 "The new expansion follows this design, having a 2,200 m long incline shaft and the 500 m deep No. 3 personnel shaft. There is also a new ventilation shaft, and a workshop located on the 400 level".

#2: For the new area, Assmang requested a three boom rig fitted with two rock drills for face work plus one for roof bolting, so the mine can drill holes for roof bolts and face blast holes from the same set-up. Atlas Copco has supplied four purpose designed Rocket Boomer M3D rigs.

Image and Text Source: Assmang Manganese Mines, South Africa

Typical Sub Layout 
Complex Layout
(Click images for larger views)
Other types of openings and surface layouts

Pegasus Addition:

In Copernicus Crater (See The Living Moon pages) we found evidence of just such a tube structure... The  resolution on the copy of LO-III-162 that we have from an original un-retouched 16x20 negative is extremely high res., but because of the scale objects are still difficult to find....

Tube Enlarged from Original High Res. Image
Tube Highlighted to show detail. The tube comes out of a dark hole and bends, clearly showing a support. This Tube is in an area that shows other structures consistent with a mining operation
(See The Living Moon)
Tube sketch. The visible features of the tube in this image
Tube from existing Mine on Earth
Getting back to the photo again...

The reflectivity of the shapes are consistent with other areas in the image and not overly over-exposed. It can be determined the shapes are in the photo and not on the glass or negative by analyzing the focal point. If on the glass or negative, after being re-photographed and later scanned, the shapes would be over exposed into a "blooming" effect, giving the edges and the bulk of the shapes a bright Gaussian type blur. Much brighter than the images brightest feature. The focal point being the surface terrain, shows these objects consistency of pixellation with the area around them when enlarged.

Debris on the glass or negative would pixellate at different levels. And if debris, it would be closer to the scanning light than the subject being scanned, making them blurrier and brighter. And here's something everyone should know. Like most new technologies, scanners were available to the military long before they became available to the public. Although most were re-photographed in smaller sections from the large mosaics into 16x20 prints.

The AS15-94-12741 photo is not from a mosaic, it was taken with the 70 mm Hasselblad. You'll see what looks like hair or fibers in the scanned Hi Res. photo. On closer inspection, they are actually rills and channels created by smaller impacts in the area. I first thought the shapes were common errors created from debris on the scanner glass or an anomaly in the negative until I enlarged it and took a closer look at the two shapes that are visible without enlargement. Some of the smaller specks, smudges and dark lines scattered around this image, are probably from the scanner glass, on the camera window or negative itself.

Why I Think The Shapes Are Not Scanning Or Other Errors

On the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) site, there are dozens of mosaics (of the Lunar Orbiter images) that have developing and scanning errors. Some are caused by developing solutions drying on the negatives. Some are oily fingerprints transferred to the negatives. Others have sticky tape residue on them. Others show tape or clips that were used to hold the print strips in place when creating mosaics. And numerous other causes. I'm sure cosmic radiation had a hand in creating film anomalies. Some look like an airman spilled beer on them. (Karl Wolfe)? 

But most of them are dried condensation on the negatives and prints from poor storage practices before and after the mosaics were created. When scanned in visible light scanners, these errors get overexposed and create the blurry patterns. But it's hard to tell which came first, photos that were scanned then re-photographed... or re-photographed prints that were scanned and then digitally re-photographed. It really doesn't matter, the fact that they have these errors is the point.

Pegasus Note:
The original negatives of Lunar Orbiter images were created and developed on board the spacecraft by an automatic process, then scanned in strips by a video camera, then transmitted to Earth. The strips visible on Lunar Orbiter images are these scan lines. Lunar Orbiter numbers such as LO-III-162-H1 is ONE images. LO-III-162 strip is THREE IMAGES together  More Here

And I've seen some web sites that claim these patterns are bases. They are not. It's too bad some people manipulate photos to "enhance" the area. And when it doesn't look quite real enough, all boundaries are crossed in the name of sensationalism and authenticity. And no matter how many sets of letters are behind someone's name, detail can't be created by making it bigger than it was meant to be viewed.

If the original photo doesn't show any detail at just 100%, there isn't any!

The more you enlarge any photo, the less detail you have and more pixellation at the same time, resulting in shapes seemingly taking on transmutations but usually with some help. The same goes for hi-res scans of low-res photo negatives.

Even in this hi-res scanned photo I found. In fact, I've removed all the enlargements I've made on other pages because they really don't bring out any detail, just larger pixels. (with the exception of the Wisps and the circular object which are only 2x enlargement)

But this AS15 photo does show detail at just 100% so enlarging it doesn't alter its shape or form. And everyone should know, I'm not claiming anything in these pages, and haven't. Just sharing my observations, theories and experiences as well as knowledge on photography and optics.

There are only two ways to confirm what's real or not... The authority that created it comes forward with all the data or we go there ourselves... I'll volunteer.

On this page, I've include a few examples to show you what these common and uncommon errors look like. You'll see that the errors extend into space, well away from the surface and some, off the edge of the negative itself.

(These web sites don't show you that part) You'll agree they all are completely different from the two shapes in this photo. I have looked at every photo (thousands) on these two sites over the years and there isn't one other photo with the same shapes as in AS15-94-12741HR.

If anyone has, I would like to know the photo number please.

One more note: I was so intrigued with this photo I emailed the authority that scans the negatives in a very high resolution .tif format for the public. (57 Mb).

When it's ready, assuming they have the requested negative, they send you an email with a web site to download it from. (In my case it took only one day before I was notified) I was really excited while I waited for it to download. Then reality. It looks like a blown up copy of the low-res version. Nothing in it. Not even the smaller impact signs. And it was so dark that when I lightened it up, it barely looks like the same photo.

So I won't post it here, it's not worth taking up my space. Just blow up the low-res version to 57 Mbs and you'll have the same thing. Or you can request it yourself from the above link.
(Here's a tip: They want to know what you're going to do with the images... I'm sure for copyright concerns.) "Research on... or for...." is the correct answer... you fill in the rest)

Knowing optics and techniques of developing, scanning and photo analysis, the scanned negative image made for me looks to be altered. Or at the very least, scanned at low-res then enlarged. Here's the actual two versions at original resolutions from their respective sites:

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Apollo Gallery
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What I Found in the Apollo 15 Image

     4x enlargement of natural and color sharpened

The west site's north end not only looks like it has pipelines going into the ground, it has a "cut-out" above it's center. At our processing site we also had a 50 ft deep, 100 ft wide trench, 200 ft long where waste material was dumped then loaders filled trucks to haul away and bury.

That "slot", is darker than the surrounding area. If the waste material is being relocated somehow, we should all be checking old and new photos of the surrounding areas of Tsiolkovsky for smaller insignificant craters, to see if any have filled up.

I'm not suggesting the material is being trucked out. But if this kind of technology was in place back then, there would be technology for a kind of lunar transporter too. Whether it be on wheels or having flight capabilities or possibly both. Or how about a deeper trench, reinforced on the inside to prevent collapse?

And what about what looks like a large cylinder in the lower area at this east site.... a TBM? Exactly like the two TBM's below. Notice the top end of it is a little wider than the rest of it. And to me it looks like there's a jointed boom attached to it.

A design from the early 70's. This type is expandable to any configuration. The similarity of the components to the east site is astounding. (Pegasus Note: Author refers to something that will be shown in the video below...)

And the scale of the TBM looking cylinder is correct.


Note on the TBM's
1960's model
1970's model but '82 photo
Well, well, look who owns this one 

Although it's been suspected nuclear powered TBM's would do the job by melting the material and fusing it to the inner walls as it passes, eliminating the need for underground tube inserts. I haven't found any photos of one though. But I'm willing to bet fission powered TBM's do exist. TBM's are remarkable machines so here's a few more variations.
Standard TBM I think my dentist had a hand in developing this.

Called a Road header for grinding and reaming ore from access tunnels.

This is called a Raise Borer used for connecting two shafts. A reamer with adjustable jaws. 45 feet in diameter.

I highlighted in yellow other areas of suspicion

It seems logical there would be support sites. We had them at the remote location in Australia for exploratory teams, logistics support sites, security, transportation and local resident personnel. So I looked even closer. I can't believe what I'm seeing. Although these other areas are very small, some have a little detail.

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The Secrets of Tsiolkovsky

I made this context image for easy location outside Tsiolkovsky. It took some time having only the above photo for reference. Like the shapes, the landslide rubble has a unique pattern also. That's what I looked for and eventually found it's location. It's about a twenty five mile diameter sink-hole. Now we know what a "Lobate Landslip" is.

If they had said, "a sink-hole outside Tsiolkovsky", I would have found it in a second instead of the two hours trying to locate it. Lobate is not a term used in mining or any other profession with the exception of medical which it's used for describing the lobes or condition of... according to Webster's.

(Pegasus Note: The "Lobate Landslip" in this case refers to the lobe like shape of the area. I have heard that term in geology, but its rarely used)

(Click images to enlarge)

Modern space exploration has given NASA and the scientific community a new and confusing vocabulary. Most of the new terminology they use are derivatives of foreign languages. Which makes them even more confusing if you happen to know those languages. Another little frustrating effect this has on me is... Just because the Moon is a foreign planet doesn't mean we have to give all it's features foreign names.

Craters and features named after people is fine but the rest is Greek, Latin, Roman, Biblical and about a dozen others. I think I'll create a Moon map with all English words.

An AVI Version Implicating A Certain Organization.

This is one of the flight path revolutions and photos from Apollo 15's approach to the area.

What's interesting to me is... they were interested enough to take this HiRes photo of the sink-hole. (although I'm sure Commander Worden wasn't watching the surface all the time. He was busy with other experiments and had scheduled duties to perform) Also, I don't know if the cameras were taking photos automatically or manually. And then eventually this photo was chosen to be posted at the Apollo archive.

But no others of the surrounding area. That could suggest they didn't want to hide it. I've also noticed the Apollo archive hasn't posted any other photos showing clear errors. The way the archive is set up, they have the photos in close sequence in each missions time frame with what looks like selected photos that would fit within that time frame. So... they were able to be selective in what was posted.

So why would they post only one that has errors in it and not mention that little fact? Or why didn't they select the next or previous sequential photo? The AS15 photo was taken with the 70 mm Hasselblad which has a 5 inch wide negative. The prints this can produce and still be clear is more than half the size of your average poster. But they most likely used 16x20 or the largest at 20x24 prints for ease of search. Someone had to see this.

(Pegasus Note: Playboy uses a 70 mm Hasselblad for their centerfolds. And the NASA images were recorded on a low grain film, not your over the shelf tourist film. This is a factor when judging what they show you and what the originals would look like. I used H&W Control Film in the late 60's. This was a film that effectively had NO GRAIN,. This was film released by the military for public use because they had something  better to replace it with. It produced amazing enlargements. (I will create a page one day showing the samples)

Lunar Orbiter Photos in Langley Research Center, the home of NASA editors... (Editor)


Another odd note is... on the Lunar Orbiter site (LPI), the previous sequential photo, #12740 is the same photo rotated. What's at the lower end of this sink-hole? I haven't been able to locate any other photos around this area of Tsiolkovsky from this AS15 group.

Except for the group from the Lunar Orbiter site which are all lo-res. And the wider angle mapping metric high altitude passes. After my experiences with the scanning authority, I want to find another source.

They probably do exist but they aren't readily available online, unless you want to trust the above library. And there are other agencies that have copies. 

Pegasus Addition: 

All High Res. Lunar Orbiter images went to the Department of Defense. Here is a link to the defense contractor that made the cameras... ITT.  They make these statements...

"On a typical Lunar Orbiter mission, the photographic system provided high resolution pictures of 4,000 square miles of the Moon's surface with enough clarity to show objects the size of a card table."

"The first three missions, dedicated to imaging 20 potential Apollo landing sites, were flown at near equatorial orbits as close as 22 miles above the lunar surface. The fourth and fifth missions were devoted to broader scientific objectives, and were flown in high altitude polar orbits."

"The 1600 pictures captured in total by the five Lunar Orbiters using the ITT photographic system enabled photogrammetrists at NASA and the U.S. Government's Defense Mapping Agency"

We can't point the finger at NASA for everything... 

The video below is the mapping metric photos as is the context image. These are beautifully clear and free of any anomalies. And this is the only video on my site that I do recommend viewing in full screen. Because the video is mostly hi-res photos.

Tsiolkovsky's Secret


Download Tsiolkovsky's Secret  (33.7 Mbs) AVI

One last note on this:

I have contacted numerous agencies, both military and scientific that cannot give me even a guess as to what these are. That tells me two things: They don't know what causes this type of anomaly, and I find that unlikely because of the millions of film photos already taken in space, or they do know what it is and won't reveal what's going on.

And I think the latter is true.

I have also contacted many professional photographers, studios and developing labs. And none of them have seen this as an anomaly in film. Or seen anything like it before. Most of them were as intrigued as I am and some asked me if they could analyze it themselves. After I informed them it's a public domain image, we may get more on this which I will post below this paragraph.

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