Did ancient aliens leave garbage on the moon? Two scientists at Arizona State University want to know. Paul Davies and Robert Wagner published a paper in the Acta Astronautica arguing that volunteers should search NASA's high-resolution images of the moon's surface for signs of prehistoric alien moon colonies, according to a summary published in The Guardian:
"Although there is only a tiny probability that alien technology would have left traces on the moon in the form of an artefact or surface modification of lunar features, this location has the virtue of being close, and of preserving traces for an immense duration."
So far, an examination of the NASA images has located the various probes, rovers, and other debris left behind by American and Soviet space missions. Not a trace of extraterrestrial intervention has been found.
I would think that if ancient aliens came all the way to earth, they would be more likely to set up shop down here with all the water, resources, and warmth. But that's just me. For all I know, aliens like bone-dry deserts with neither water nor air.
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