Press Release: New Research Reveals Unexplained Geometric Shapes in NASA Moon Images
Written By: Allan Sturm
“ULOs” shares controversial and thought provoking images sure to challenge scientists and compel the public to insist on answers
TUCSON, Ariz., April 12, 2008 – ULOs: Unidentified Lunar Objects Revealed in NASA Photography, an astonishing new book of incredible close-up views of the Moon’s surface using newly acquired official archive photography from the Apollo missions revealing geometric shapes that appear artificial to the lunar landscape, is now available exclusively online through the book’s companion website www.Lunomaly.com ($39.95/soft cover , $47.95/hard cover / $14.95 high-resolution eBook). The 120-page, 10in x 8in publish-on-demand photo book (printed by Blurb, Inc.) contains 390 compelling images sure to pique the interest of scientists and the general public. The electronic download version
Akin to Michael Light’s renowned photo book, “Full Moon”, Tucson author Allan Sturm began the project as a coffee table book of rarely seen photos taken by astronauts during the Apollo missions using newly released high-resolution images from official NASA archive sources. “Astronauts saluting the flag were out. Stain-damaged and poorly exposed images of amazing landscapes were in,” says Sturm. With 16 years experience in graphic design and photography, he planned to bring these rarely seen images back to life.
While adjusting the contrast levels and readying the images for print, Sturm began to see something completely unexpected. “Zoomed in and cruising around in high resolution, I started to see things that didn’t make sense. Near perfect white hexagons on or near crater edges, linear white lines over craters that ended with a cross, and strange rocks in close-up photos of rubble that looked more manufactured than natural.” Eventually, it was a series of pod-like shapes having what appeared to be radial support arms that forced Sturm to challenge his own beliefs, and compelled him to change the focus of his book.
“Lunar geology books and searching the Internet didn’t provide any scientific explanations of what these objects might be. No one but the conspiracy theorists had described anything like what I was uncovering. I didn’t have to borrow from anyone else’s research. This is all fresh imagery,” he says.
Sturm consulted with NASA affiliates and other photographic experts to ensure that the contrast-enhanced enlargements presented in ULOs: Unidentified Lunar Objects Revealed in NASA Photography were faithfully reproduced. Digitally clarified, highlighted and graphically referenced to full frame Apollo photos, the ULOs in this collection resemble towers and spires, domes, stacked geometry, pathways leading to and from clusters of objects, pipes and pipe grids, wheel-shaped objects, and ziggurat looking structures with annexes just to name a few.
Sturm sincerely hopes that the scientific community will continue the research effort. To date, lunar and planetary scientists are standoffish and unwilling to discuss his findings. He suggests that, “A single or few odd geometric objects on the Moon can easily be dismissed, but a collection of hundreds of them, with some looking like entire mining operations, are hard to ignore.”
Recognizing that the existence of unexplainable geometry in the appearance of artificial structures on the Moon is a controversial and much debated topic, Sturm makes no claims of conspiracy, cover-ups, or the like by governments, organizations or individuals, but rather leaves it up to the reader to analyze the hundreds of ULOs presented and arrive at one’s own conclusions. Book owners will also have access to high resolution image downloads, additional research and discussion through the companion website.
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For more information, sample ULO images, book ordering, or to schedule an interview with Allan Sturm, please visit: www.lunomaly.com or contact the author directly.