Guest (and the so-called "alien spaceship" north-northeast of it)
|Lat: 19.79°S, Long: 117.39°E, Diam: 19.79 km, Height: km|
- Image - JohnMoore2
- In this interesting close-up photograph of the crater which is now officially known as Guest, there's another curiosity to investigate. It's the so-called "alien spaceship" north-northeast of Guest (and of its somewhat larger companion). That "alien spaceship" (which is nothing more than a ridge on the floor of a not-so-extraordinary looking crater) looks somewhat needle-shaped on low-resolution photographs. This odd needle-like appearance was the start of a hoopla on the internet and on YouTube, because some freak invented a story about an unknown Apollo mission ("Apollo 20 ") which landed not far away of that "alien spaceship". And to make things much more complicated, he came up with the "proof " of the discovery of the corpse of an alien girl inside that needle-shaped "spaceship". That girl seems to be known as the "Mona Lisa of the Moon" or something... Research: Danny Caes
There are several orbital photographs of crater Guest in the LPI's online Apollo galleries (and also of the so-called "alien spaceship" NNE of it).
Research: Danny Caes
Apollo 15 Panoramic frames (from the ITEK-camera in the SIM bay of Apollo 15's CSM Endeavour)
Frame AS15-P-9625 (note the needle-like appearance of the so-called "alien spaceship").
Apollo 15 Metric frames (from the FAIRCHILD-camera in the SIM bay of Apollo 15's CSM Endeavour)
Frames AS15-M-764, 765 (frame 766 shows part of Guest at the left margin).
Frames AS15-M-1037, 1038, 1039, 1040
Frames AS15-M-1333, 1334, 1335, 1336, 1337, 1338
Frames AS15-M-1579, 1580, 1581, 1582, 1583
Frames AS15-M-1720, 1721, 1722, 1723, 1724
LAC zone (LAC 101)
High-albedo crater west of Fermi, north of Iszak.
Looks very bright on page 202 (LAC 101) of B.Bussey's and P.Spudis's Clementine Atlas of the Moon.
About the so-called "alien spaceship" immediately north-northeast of Guest and of its somewhat larger companion, see the Wikipedia-page Apollo 20 hoax.
The LM of the not-existing "Apollo 20 " landed near the needle-shaped ridge in the unnamed crater immediately north-northeast of Guest and its larger companion. It is interesting to explore the true appearance of that "needle-shaped extraterrestrial spaceship" on the Hi-Res NAC frames in the online LROC Act-React Quick Map !
It doesn't look that extraterrestrial !
John Edward Guest (1938-2012), English volcanologist and planetary scientist.
Crater Guest was officially named by the IAU on 25 July 2017
IAU official page
About John Edward Guest:
The Geological Society - Obituary John E. Guest.