To my eyes its something someone made.
Hi Macmauro, welcome to Space.com and thanks to you for finding this in Google Moon to start with.macmauro":3ncjfmfn said:Hello to all, i'm pleased that this thread still alive and unresoveld, in particular a big thanks to Smersh that has done a lot ot keep it alive ...
That sounded good, and at first glance I thought it might be so, but then I put both images into a single frame inActually, after some pondering, I finally realized where I had previously seen this weird image artifact on the moon. It looks a lot like the Alamo in San Antonio Texas from an airplane. So much so, I think someone cut and pasted a blurred image of the Alamo onto the moon as a hoax:
Smersh, or anyone with Google Moon,Smersh":16rm5j1k said:...Here are a few other views I just made (I removed the co-ordinates from some because they were obscuring the object, but the co-ordinates again are) ...
19 58 48.31 N 21 11 35.57 E
Some high altitude shots that show the surrounding terrain:
kelvinzero":3tyhml9e said:Is the odd thing how it stands out from its surroundings?
I wonder if this is the result of some sort of image processing. Here is another odd one: 20° 9'0.18"N 19°50'20.22"E .
It is just a dark black squiggle, next to an absurdly high hump, obviously an error unless those 1940s spikey moon mountains really exist