General Location : Farside, North

Major Crater in Vicinity: Coulomb

Exact coordinate of the object: Latitude: 57.534 degrees, Longitude: -112.752 degrees

Large Scale Visuals

Triangular Depression in Green Rectangle, Green Dot Approximate Location of Object |

Triangular Depression in Green Rectangle, Green Dot Approximate Location of Object |

NAC M176000985LE Coverage Strip |

Next image is the close up of the NAC image strip containing the object. The image has been horizontally flipped to correct the mirrored perspective. The tower/antenna-like object and its shadow are labelled, along with other relevant information.

Close-up Image Showing Highly Reflective Structure Casting 230m Long Shadow |

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*HIGH-DEF VERSION OF IMAGE CAN BE FOUND HERE*

The resolution of image is 0.873m per pixel.

The length of the object's shadow is 263 pixels.

The formula for calculating Height from Shadow Length is:

**Height = Shadow_Length * Tan(Solar_Altitude + Slope)**
Variable of Slope in above formula accounts for longer/shorter shadow that will be cast if the object was sitting on a negative/positive slope. That is, object sitting on downhill slope will cast longer shadow than object sitting on level ground.

So..

*= 263 pixels * 0.873m/pixel = 229.6 meters*

**Shadow_Length***= 90 degrees - Incidence_angle = 17.65 degrees*

**Solar_Altitude***= 80m / 600m * 100% = 13.3% = -7.58 degrees (negative since downhill slope)*

**Slope**How Slope was Calculated |

Finally...

**Height =**

**229.6m * Tan(17.65 - 7.58)**

**Height =****229.6m * 0.1776**###
** ****Height = ****40.777 meters**

**Height =****40.777 meters**

Length and Width of the object are measured to be about 6.4m by 8.5m. It's extremely unlikely that a naturally formed single 40m tall and straight pencil-shaped boulder of recent origin would be found on a hillside, stuck exactly perpendicular to the sky, in a basin aged to be around 3.5 billions years old. The alternative explanation from artificial origin theory argues that the object is so unlikely to have naturally formed that it may more likely be an artificial construct. Its function is not clear to us but we might build such object to function as communications antenna or navigational beacon.

Closeup of Object |

The other semi-interesting point is that this object is sitting on a spot that is exactly

*zero elevation*on the moon. Not sure what significance this would have but interesting nonetheless.
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