Pasadena, California (IPP) - NASA has discovered a restaurant and resort on the south pole of the Moon.
The diner and resort were found by NASA's Lunar orbiter OICU812 on its first pass over the lunar south pole. The orbiter was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard an Atlas Centaur IV vehicle two days ago.
Spectral analysis of the food from the restaurant indicates that the food is very good but there is not much of an atmosphere. Dr. Povenmire Finootch theorizes that there appears to be very little room between the bench style seating which probably makes it very loud inside the restaurant when it is full. Other scientists have countered that theory by stating that since there is no atmosphere that therefore than can be very little or no sound in the diner.
Another discovery made by the lunar orbiter OICU812 is that the science fiction movies made about the moon during the 1950's were really not fiction at all. The orbiter has photographed pointy rockets in various areas of the lunar landscape. A small robotic craft released on the lunar surface has photographed the skeleton of an astronaut that was burned when he left the shadow of a lunar mountain peak and entered the sunlit area without adequate protection and burned up. This happened in a scene from a movie about travel to the Moon.
Various robots and the the remains of the craft that was depicted in the Jules Verne movie, "From the Earth to the Moon" (De la Terre a La Lune in French) were also photographed as well as debris and litter left behind by the participants of that mission. The remains of a couple of flying saucers have also been spotted.
Perhaps most incredible of all is the discovery of lunar craft that were merely in the drawing board stages of various contractors hired by NASA and by Wernher Von Braun. The large rocket known as NOVA was clearly seen in some of the photographs. This behemoth is over 500 feet in height. Other craft were composed of various spheres mounted on a tubular super structure and various lunar bus type vehicles were seen. These vehicles use tracks instead of wheels for locomotion.