A UFO expert claimed that some of the photos taken by NASA during its Apollo 15 mission to the Moon revealed a massive alien vessel parked inside one of the lunar craters. According to the expert, the alleged vessel resembles the U.S.S. Voyager starship from the “Star Trek” media franchise.

NASA officially launched the Apollo 15 mission in 1971. It was the fourth mission under the space agency’s Apollo program to reach the Moon. Aside from exploring the lunar surface, the mission also took photos of the Moon from its lunar orbit.

According to Scott Waring of UFO Sightings Daily, some of the photos taken by NASA during the mission revealed a strange object inside a crater on the Moon known as Waterman. A panoramic photo created using these images was shared through the Apollo gallery of the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s website.

The photo shows a whitish object on the lunar surface. Although the object looks more like a cartoon rocket, Waring noted that it slightly resembles the main starship vessel used in the television series “Star Trek: Voyager.”

Waring noted that Waterman is on the far side of the Moon and is situated near another lunar crater known as Tsiolkovskiy, which has a diameter of about 160 to 185 kilometers. Based on these measurements, Waring assumed that the mysterious object is about 10.6 kilometers long. If the object is really an alien vessel, then it could be a mothership that is capable of carrying an entire spacecraft fleet.

“Now this ship sits inside the edge of Waterman Crater, very close to Tsiolkovskiy crater,” Waring wrote in a blog post. “Tsiolkovskiy crater is 185 kilometers across long ways and about 160 across the short ways.”

“Waterman is unknown,” he continued. “15 of these ships would fit across the Tsiolkovskiy crater the short ways, therefore the mothership is just under 10.6 km in length.”

According to Waring, if NASA carried on with follow-up missions to the Moon through the Apollo program, then the agency may have had the chance to explore the strange object featured in the photo.

moon with two dark sides Although it is no longer uncharted land, the origin of the dark territory of Cassini Regio on Iapetus remains a mystery. The view looks down onto the northern hemisphere of Iapetus and shows terrain on the moon leading hemisphere Photo: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute