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I would like to use this hollow Moon picture on my site (from elarcadelosdioses.wordpress.com):

Here is a similar contrast photo of the Moon from space.com:

It appears often and w/o any credentials. Depicting some engines inside of the Moon and looks medieval.

Who is the author?

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    It doesn't look medieval to me, for what it's worth. I wouldn't peg it as any older than 1940s. – called2voyage Jan 25 '17 at 17:21
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    @Dims Architecture looks modern as well. – called2voyage Jan 25 '17 at 17:47
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    Earliest copy I can find: flickr.com/photos/45369733@N03/4169379961 The uploader even named it "copy", and based on their other content they are not the original user. That's 2008. Before that it's like it didn't exist. – user31178 Jan 26 '17 at 18:45
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    Minor nit: the mouseover text from the date on that flickr page says "Uploaded on December 8, 2009;" the "Taken on September 16, 2008" is from the EXIF data and appears to be the date it was modified in Photoshop. – drewbenn Jan 26 '17 at 19:00
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    I've delved far too deep into "that part" of the web for my liking and am not willing to continue further. All I can see is that image started making the rounds in about 2014 onward and keeps on circling back to the same few locations. Given that those particular sites don't like giving references or sources, I'd doubt that you'd find Good luck. – Möoz Apr 11 '17 at 4:36
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I get the feeling, this is just a Photoshop/Edited picture by someone who did not publish it with his name to begin with.

There are a lot of depictions very similar to the one you posted.

On this ufo sightings page for example, we see roughly the same picture with a different colouring.

This one is the same picture, only darker.

And right here, we have another version of what appears to be a lower resolution picture, with credits to Pinterest.

The Pinterest tip leads to this user (Pinterest account may or may not be neccessary to view).

The Pinterest post cites thatsclassified.com as source. Finding the picture on this site, or even articles about the hollow-moon theory is extremely difficult, most articles are archived already as it seems.

I hope this at least helps you find your way to the author a little faster.

  • Well then, we need to find the person who drew the "insides" of that station. – Gallifreyan May 30 '17 at 9:07
  • @Gallifreyan I did an image search with just a clipping of the inside image. There were no instances of it apart from the moon. If there is prior art, I don't think it's on the web. – called2voyage Aug 1 at 13:45

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