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Our Purple Moon

The Moon, a small planetary object that orbits our planet the Earth, is covered in a dark shade of Purple. Some scientists have concluded the color is close to an eggplant color. The color is emitted by a special algae on the face of our moon, it is visible through night vision goggles. A scientist by the name of George Smith discovered this algae and its deep color from the San Jose State University campus one evening in 1897. He was a student asked to complete the diagnostic of the sky for his Astronomy professor. A task he was often asked to complete.

This algae was named after the Astronomy professor naming it Professorae and has been classified in the Plantae family. This algae can not be found in any modern scientific books, to this day many scientists do not believe its existence. When the discovery was made it was still a time of believing the Earth was flat, and all planetary objects orbited the Earth. When the discovery was found, that there was life on another planet, most scientists disregarded the discovery.

An Astronomer at San Jose State has recently found the original paperwork, concluding that the only way to view this special space algae was through x-rays, the best way to view this new discovery, for the 21st century, is through night vision goggles. The x-rays bounce off the outer layer of the algae making it glow a deep purple. Because our human eyes do not see x-rays they can not see the color released from these small creatures.

Scientists at other Universities are now searching for other life in the Universe, and still have not discovered this algae on the moon. To the naked eye it is the same gray we have always seen, allowing its history to stay hidden for centuries.


Ashley Moak

San Jose State University