Last fall, NASA released thousands of photos from every manned Apollo mission that took place between 1961 and 1972. The collection includes about 13,000 images from the NASA archives, most of which are photos of smiling astronauts living the dream in outer space.
But Redditor my_newz_account sifted through all of the pictures and came across some bizarre shots. This NASA enthusiast is certainly not a space expert, but that hasn’t stopped the Reddit community from wondering what’s going on here. I’m inclined to share their concerns.
This looks like a standard photo of the moon’s surface…except for that tiny dot up there.
In this image, there’s a slightly bigger dot hanging out in the sky.
And this one’s even larger.
What is this thing?
Well, that object is alarmingly huge.
And then we have these tiny anomalies. They’re probably just stars, but what’s with those streaks below them?
Here’s where it all gets really strange. What’s that blue orb?
It appears in many of the images.
Here, it looks like it’s beaming down.
Is it a shooting star…or an alien spacecraft? We might never know.
I’m going to assume that because NASA released these photos, they have a reasonable explanation for the craziness. But then again, Kipp Teague of the NASA Project Apollo Archive did say that the reason why he released them online instead of publishing them in print was because the organization was facing budget cuts at the time, so maybe it’s up to us to figure it out.