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and that is it. Not much of a virus or malicious code visible to me. It is some old stats file on astrosurf. And nothing else.As to the future postings and security we should start another topic and implement some rules as to posting links etc, as some of them may be indeed infected. There are online tools like:http://linkscanner.explabs.com/linkscanner/avg/ - online link scanner by AVGhttp://onlinelinkscan.com/http://www.unmaskparasites.com/https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/938 - addon to firefox - you can scan link before opening.Avast is not the best antivirus on the market, I suggest use of NOD32 instead as it is one of the best of them. I have some suggestions and simple advices how to avoid viruses, but I reckon it should be posted under different topic and in different category, and I will do it soon.
Humanoid wrote:Hi Counter, the page contents you posted is really interesting but this site's server had definitely been hacked and malware inserted in their html code. Virus name is HTML:Iframe-gen, google it and you'll find some info on it. Apparently only Avast is able to detect it.
Hi Counter, the page contents you posted is really interesting but this site's server had definitely been hacked and malware inserted in their html code. Virus name is HTML:Iframe-gen, google it and you'll find some info on it. Apparently only Avast is able to detect it.
I am sorry to say that I have had to delete the links to stop cross infection, and I would advise members to re-scan their PC's (although using Avast would be prudent).
I also have to state that counter is in no way responsible for the hijacked links, and his standing and respect in this forum has not changed.
<IFRAME src='http://www.astrosurf.com/stats.php3' scrolling=no width=0 height=0 align=center NAME='stats'></IFRAME>that is just stats script they got installed on server and it is nothing suspicious or dangerous in this case :) They should make avast to detect only iframes with external reference, and not the one directing to internal server files. And, btw, switch to Linux. I am using ubuntu and have no probs whatsoever with seccurity, viruses and all this crap :)
SURVEY FOR RUIN-LIKE FORMATIONS ON THE MOON
Alexey V. Arkhipov firstname.lastname@example.org Institute of Radio Astronomy, 4 Krasnoznamennaya str., Kharkov, 61002, Ukraine
2. SURVEY AND CATALOGUE
3. MORPHOLOGY AND PHENOMENOLOGY
Figure 1 "Recdep" examples in evolutionary order: (a) LHD0316A.083; (b) LHD0470B.112; ( c ) LHD5443Q.291; (d) LHD5472Q.287; (e) LHD5661R.068.
Presumably, an isolated, single rectangular depression could be considered as an extreme form of recdep. Moreover, there are transitional forms from rectangular pattern of craterlets to recdep (e.g. Fig. 1b). So, recdeps in the Table I have descriptions with d, dr or p elements. The typical size of recdeps is ~1-3 km. The size of these rectangular depressions is 0.1-2 km. Quasi-rectangular patterns of depressions correlate with plain terrains (e.g., inter-crater space, or the bottom of the large-scale craters). 2. Quasi-rectangular lattices of lineaments ("reclats"). These comprise 30% of the ruin-like formations here. A reclat is a complex of interlacing, broken ridges or furrows, which form the quasi-rectangular pattern (Fig. 2).
Figure 2 "Reclats" examples in evolutionary order: (a) LHD0558B.072; (b) LHD5559Q.279; ( c ) LHD6749R.318; (d) LHD6158R.320.
This morphological type is present in Table I as complexes of r and/or f elements without d. These lineaments have a typical width of ~50 m and cover territory of ~1 km. Reclats correlate with slopes and hill tops, where the regolith layer must be thinnest. Apparently, what we see is subsurface structure rather than some organization of regolith. Besides recdeps and reclats, quadrangle hills are worthy of separate description. The hills are located in formations of both morphological types. The dimensions of such hills are 0.3-1 km. Usually the quadrangle hill has a craterlet on its top. Sometimes the top depression is so large that the hill appears hollow (Fig. 3).
Figure 3 The hollow hill is bounded by a rectangular depression: a candidate for embankment (LHD5345Q.059).
The rectangular depressions around the hill on Fig. 3 are a rarity for the Moon, but they are common for man-made mounds on the Earth.
Table. Catalogue of Ruin-Like Finds
-------------------------------------------------- | Longitude | Latitude | File | Elements | | deg. | deg. | | | -------------------------------------------------- 11.05 89.16 LHD5814R.295 d 13.63 85.57 LHD5741R.295 d 16.08 -76.10 LHD0480B.030 f * 20.03 -81.24 LHD0395A.160 p 20.69 -79.70 LHD0159B.293 dr 22.50 80.63 LHD5686R.160 r 25.38 75.50 LHB5443Q.291 prf 28.25 -76.50 LHD0132B.290 dr * 28.35 79.10 LHD5502Q.290 f 31.16 80.78 LHD5833R.157 f * 31.21 78.82 LHD5256Q.293 d 32.97 79.60 LHD5538Q.289 f 33.55 77.27 LHD5715Q.156 dr 33.57 77.05 LHD5713Q.156 dr 35.45 81.20 LHD5555R.289 rfd 37.00 77.58 LHD5472Q.287 pr 37.18 79.86 LHD5525Q.287 df 41.93 -82.88 LHD0280A.151 fd 43.09 86.94 LHD5724R.286 dr 44.05 -75.87 LHD0445B.151 r 51.34 -83.68 LHD0233A.147 f * 53.95 -83.54 LHD0287A.146 rd 56.88 87.01 LHD5705R.282 dr 60.29 79.20 LHD5559Q.279 d 60.30 85.14 LHD5636R.280 p 108.97 -76.82 LHD0412B.127 rhf 109.85 -82.38 LHD0344A.126 d 113.40 82.50 LHD5350R.260 fdr 123.50 86.07 LHD5652R.126 df 124.55 -82.47 LHD0282A.121 d 128.05 80.00 LHD5375R.254 ? 128.25 -78.26 LHD0162B.253 f 128.41 -76.13 LHD0191B.253 r 128.83 82.91 LHD5459R.254 dr 130.26 -82.91 LHD0073A.252 d 130.33 -82.75 LHD0274A.119 rp 130.52 79.32 LHD4691Q.253 pf 130.71 80.68 LHD4722R.253 dr 131.20 -78.77 LHD0111B.252 dr 135.66 80.05 LHD4807R.251 ? 137.97 -84.74 LHD0276A.116 dr 139.41 -86.30 LHD0184A.115 f 145.91 77.84 LHD5288Q.247 f 148.00 -81.36 LHD0248A.113 f 148.41 -79.04 LHD0305B.113 d 149.69 -84.26 LHD0231A.112 f 150.71 -81.43 LHD0315A.112 rd 151.29 -77.99 LHD0415B.112 d 151.44 -76.24 LHD0470B.112 pr 154.36 83.95 LHD6979R.244 p 155.35 83.91 LHD5605R.112 dp 156.86 83.25 LHD5564R.243 f 159.68 -78.18 LHD0343B.109 pr 164.46 76.18 LHD4993Q.240 rf 164.51 81.34 LHD5173R.240 fd 166.93 89.03 LHD5643R.114 dr 167.15 80.91 LHD5286R.239 f 169.86 81.35 LHD5175R.238 d 169.87 79.18 LHD5107Q.238 dr 171.02 -81.44 LHD0095A.238 p * 179.43 89.72 LHD5696R.248 fp 190.15 -77.39 LHD0469B.098 rf 191.53 83.32 LHD5417R.230 pr * 191.54 83.21 LHD5416R.230 r 192.67 -80.56 LHD0308A.097 r * 192.83 -81.40 LHD0096A.230 dr * 192.90 -76.89 LHD0392B.097 f 197.24 89.46 LHD5611R.108 drf 200.20 78.82 LHD5279Q.227 dr 224.67 -76.57 LHD0421B.085 dr 224.72 -86.21 LHD0175A.083 r 229.10 -80.45 LHD0316A.083 p 230.32 -83.27 LHD0516A.082 pd * 232.01 -76.20 LHD0210B.215 f 232.08 86.83 LHD5588R.217 fr 242.82 87.26 LHD5629R.214 df 243.37 82.05 LHD5628R.080 dr 244.03 -81.12 LHD0146A.210 d 244.99 85.05 LHD7605R.344 r * 246.08 81.88 LHD7638R.343 fh 246.21 -82.25 LHD0142A.209 dr * 250.58 -85.48 LHD0193A.073 r 251.14 -82.54 LHD0140A.207 r 251.65 79.76 LHD5397Q.209 f 254.56 79.99 LHD5250Q.208 f 254.65 -80.58 LHD0148A.206 r 258.78 -77.45 LHD0558B.072 f * 261.17 86.87 LHD5466R.208 dr * 266.18 -83.86 LHD0278A.068 r 266.42 86.58 LHD5492R.206 dr 268.33 87.79 LHD5595R.207 fp * 269.63 85.11 LHD5650R.072 d 269.77 87.47 LHD5521R.206 dr * 272.70 82.72 LHD5562R.202 r 273.41 79.55 LHD5545Q.069 d 273.56 79.74 LHD5547Q.069 d 281.47 -82.36 LHD0273A.063 fd 284.08 87.80 LHD5717R.202 dr 289.90 -80.94 LHD0149A.193 d 290.49 87.58 LHD5661R.068 d 291.22 -75.94 LHD0211B.193 d 292.29 77.16 LHD5116Q.194 d 292.30 77.07 LHD5110Q.194 d 293.74 -80.73 LHD0315A.059 p 296.28 -79.60 LHD0173B.191 dr 297.82 84.15 LHD5528R.193 dr * 300.02 79.68 LHD5345Q.059 hd 300.98 80.42 LHD5441R.191 d 301.21 80.96 LHD5456R.191 dr * 301.28 85.55 LHD6749R.318 r 301.55 -86.03 LHD0082A.320 h 301.58 -88.19 LHD0119A.052 r * 306.10 -77.54 LHD0387B.055 dr 311.45 86.05 LHD6158R.320 rh 312.61 77.97 LHD5576Q.054 dr 312.73 78.18 LHD5578Q.054 dr 312.75 78.38 LHD5579Q.054 dr 314.96 77.38 LHD5307Q.053 dr 315.05 77.60 LHD5313Q.053 d 315.37 77.84 LHD5314Q.053 d 318.16 79.39 LHD5862Q.316 fdr 320.67 79.28 LHD5916Q.315 dr 323.28 86.62 LHD5574R.052 f 329.05 -78.41 LHD0362B.047 fd 338.05 86.90 LHD5972R.308 d 341.12 81.88 LHA3621R.307 dr 349.97 87.33 LHD5752R.303 pr 351.42 85.96 LHD5165R.171 r
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PRELIMINARY SEARCH FOR RUIN-LIKE FORMATIONS ON THE MOON Alexey V.Arkhipov email@example.com Institute of Radio Astronomy, 4 Krasnoznamennaya, Kharkov, 310002, Ukraine
2.1 PRELIMINARY FRACTAL TEST
nmax sk2 = (gk /nmax) S [ log M(ri) - n log ri - C]2, i=1
where: k is the number of test square; gk is the apparatus factor or average (s*/sk)2 from a lot of HIRES images (s* is sk in the center of image at gk=1); nmax is the number of used scales up to M(ri)=0. Then the average dispersion <s> is estimated from these regional squared residuals. The analysis of 733 HIRES images (0.75mm-filter; the polar zones up to 75o-latitudes; 112-115 orbits) shows that s distribution is the classical Gaussian function. According to the Student's criterion for 12 estimations, if the inequality (sk -<s>) > 1.796 ( S(sk -<s>)2/11)1/2 is true in any test square, this area could be considered as anomalous with a probability of 0.95.
2.2 RECTANGULAR TEST
2.3 SAAM IMAGE
2.4 GEOLOGICAL TEST
3. RESULTS OF THE SEARCH
Figure 1 Arrowed rectangular 800x800m pattern on the hill is an example of lunar ruin-like formations (long.=301.11 deg.; lat.=85.59 deg.; Clementine image: LHD6749R.318).
An example of picturesque ruin-like formations on a hill is shown in Fig. 1. The traditional explanations in terms of crossing of impact fault systems seem inadequate for such compact and closed formations. The Moon did not have conditions (a thin crust above melted mantle) for Venus-like tessera terrains. So the origin of these anomalies is problematical. As a rule, lunar base projects would be expected to show the rectangular patterns of subsurface constructions [7-9]. Formally, such complexes could be classified as (a) and (b) patterns. The (c)-type bands in Fig. 2 are a puzzle. Theirs depth from shadows (~10 m) is about the average thickness of the regolith layer on the Moon. Theirs flat bottoms and geometry remind one of modern projects for lunar regolith mining (e.g. ). Some depressions of (b)-type could be interpreted in mining terms too.
Figure 2 The curious shallow depressions of ~8m-depth and ~100m-width can be seen in the box after filtration of the image's fine structure, and again in the schematic at the top left (long.=28.31 deg.; lat.=79.11; Clementine image: LHD5502Q.290).
Of course, this visual impression should be tested by some objective procedure. The modified fractal Carlotto-Stein method was used for this purpose. First, the range of HIRES image brightness was increased linearly up to 256 gradations. Then convert the image into an intensity surface in a 3-D rectangular frame of coordinates (x and y are the pixel coordinates; z is its brightness). The Carlotto-Stein method  can be thought of as enclosing the image intensity surface in volume elements. These volume elements are cubes with a side of 2r; where r is the scale in terms of pixel coordinates or its brightness. Let Vr be the average minimal volume of such elements enclosing an image intensity surface at some point. Then the surface area is Ar = Vr/2r. As a function of scale, Ar characterizes the size distribution of image details. The fractal linear relation between log Ar and log r is a good approximation for natural landscapes. However, the self-similar fractals do not approximate artificial objects as a rule. That is why M.J. Carlotto and M.C. Stein used the average of the squared residuals e of the linear regression log Ar=blog r + g as a measure of artificiality. Unfortunately, e depends on the number of pixels in an image. Therefore, it is difficult to compare different images. Moreover, the shadows increase e and generate false alarms. These problems could be resolved by the non-linear regression:
log Ar = a (log r)2 +blog r + g,
where the factor a is independent of the image size. The shadows lead to a >0, but artificial objects have a <0.
Figure 3 The diagram of fractal properties of analyzed images: the random set of HIRES files (crosses), HIRES images of ruin-like formations (black squares), and aerospace photographs of terrestrial archaeological objects (opened squares).
This effect is shown in Fig. 3. There factors a and b are calculated for the random set of HIRES images (crosses) and aerospace photographs of terrestrial archaeological objects (white squares). The fragments of images of the following archaeological sites were used in our analysis: Giza tombs in Egypt (KVR-1000 satellite) and El-Lejjun Roman legionary fortress, Jordan, (CORONA satellite) ; the Cerro Vidal trinchera , the Cerro Juanaquena trinchera and Pueblo She' in Galisteo Basin (New Mexico, aerial photographs ). The parameter a values for lunar ruin-like formations (black squares) is distributed between the geological background (crosses) and archaeological objects (opened squares). Some formations have a as low as the known archaeological sites.
Figure 4 The shadow effect for the parameter a of geological background (crosses) and ruin-like formations (black squares) on the Moon. The regression relating a of the random image set and zenith angle of the sun (Zsol) is shown as the dashed line. The adopted criterion for target selection (regression - 3sa) is shown as the solid line.
The weak effect of low sunlight could be seen in Fig. 4. At any zenith angle of the Sun (Zsol), the ruin-like formations have systematically lower a than the random set of HIRES images does. The average linear regression relating a of the random set and Zsol is shown as a dashed line. The standard deviation of the crosses from this regression is sa =0.0113. A minimal deviation of 3sa (solid line) is adopted as a formal criterion for the final selection. The selected objects on the Moon listed in Table I all have reasonable levels of archaeological interest.
Longitude Latitude Type Dimensions Image Description (deg.) (deg.) (km) ________ _______ ____ _________ _____________ ____________________
28.04 -76.45 a 5.3 x 5.6 LHD0132B.290 separate group of rectangular walls and qadrangular hills
28.31 79.11 c 1.2 x 1.5 LHD5502Q.290 curious pattern of linear and broken band depressions of ~100m- width and ~8m-depth (Fig.2)
31.06 78.84 c 0.3 x 1.3 LHD5256Q.293 rectangular zigzag band of flat depression of ~20m-depth
151.21 -76.24 b 0.8 x 0.8 LHD0470B.112 rectangular claster of depressions
246.08 81.88 a 2.2 x 2.2 LHD7638R.343 rectangular walls of 100m-width and the box-like hill of 300x300m
301.11 85.59 a-b 0.8 x 0.8 LHD6749R.318 complicated rectangular structure on the top of a hill (Fig. 1)