Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/ufo-spotted-above-the-moon-s-surface-explorers-from-another-planet-video

Back in 1968 a photo from an old lunar orbiter caught the image of a spaceship tucked into the bottom of the moon’s Manilius Crater. That was over four decades ago, so seeing UFOs on the moon and scoping the moon out from above is nothing new.

If Earth can visit Mars and take in all the sights, why can’t a planet be checking out the moon? Maybe they are checking out the Earth from a hidden observation point on the moon and the periodic reports of UFOs on or flying over the moon stem from this?

I'm not sure what that means. Please help me.

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    It's very poor quality text - following the link I see straight away it starts with UFOs are spotted visiting the Earth on a consistent basis, which I consider to be misuse of the highlighted term. Equally, take in the sights is something actual tourists do for entertainment - it's not at all appropriate for a context involving remote cameras used in exploratory information-gathering surveys. The author is probably a native speaker, but certainly not a very competent writer. Oct 18, 2014 at 12:43

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From Vocabulary.com's article on sight:

You can "take in the sights," meaning you're seeing all the special attractions of a town (also known as sightseeing).

The authors say that Earth's nations send probes, satellites, landers to Mars to explore every possible feature, capture every important bit of landscape. "Take in all the sights", in short. They compare these robotic and automatic vehicles to tourists, because it's tourists who usually try to capture all the sights on their cameras.

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