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Tower on moon seen in new data from LRO image

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Published on Jul 7, 2009

The image in question is LROC image number nacl00000141 The description in the metadata is as follows: Uncalibrated view of the rim of Anaxagoras A crater.[NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University] I downloaded the full-size image at this link through the Arizona State University LROC Science Operations Center: http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/data/pr/tiff...

Looking at the shadowing in the image, it seems to me that the light is coming from the left side of the image. This would cast a shadow of any object to the right of it. An object resembling stands a Tower is seen as a bright spot on the surface. Looking down the object looks to have 4 sides. However the interesting thing is the shadow that it casts.

The shadow of the tower appears to stretch out past the next shadowed area of surface. Going into a long, point. Much like a pyramid, but longer and more slender. I was hoping that with your experience you may be able to compare the shadowing throughout the image to an estimation to the suns position in the lunar horizon. This may lead to a better estimate of the height of the tower.

As you can see, there seems to be similar symmetry around the towers base. Please view my gallery on my facebook page as I will update new images to there as I continue to analyze the data.

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