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    A pteranodon crossing the lunar disc

    You won't believe this.

    It happened on May 3, 2012, around 22:30 CEDT.

    Just as I was setting up my scope, I accidentally pressed the shutter release of the already attached camera. I hadn't even focused yet. And what did I see? Apparently I had managed to photograph a pteranodon as it was crossing the lunar disc, seen from my vantage point. Wow - not only are they not extinct, but they also appear to be nocturnal. I guess they will have to rewrite all the textbooks on paleontology.

    Check it out:

    http://bit.ly/IP3j83

    It's over the Mare Imbrium, just West of the Appenine range.

    OK, right, so it probably was a bat, not a pteranodon.
    Last edited by mkk707; 2012-May-07 at 09:20 PM.

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    Nice catch.

    Rick

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    How incredibly closed-minded to rule out the pteranodon interpretation. I mean, where's the evidence that it was merely a bat?

    Joking aside, I agree with RickJ - nice catch!

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    Cute. Do you have one when the bat is on more bright area of the moon ?

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    Nice!

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    I don't think its a pteranodon.

    I think it means the Joker is attacking Gotham City and Commissioner Gordon needs Batman and Robin at once!

    (nice image)
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    It actually looks more like a goose to me.

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    I knew it! At last proof that moon bats exist! It will be interesting to hear NASA's pathetic attempts at denial once presented with this unequivocal proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redshifter View Post
    I knew it! At last proof that moon bats exist! It will be interesting to hear NASA's pathetic attempts at denial once presented with this unequivocal proof.
    And bats need an atmosphere to fly, which explains the flag waving on the moon....

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