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ESA Probe Finds "Skull"-Shaped Formation On Mars  
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

Images from the famous "face" on Mars at Cydonia taken by the European Space Agency's Mars Express have revealed a geological formation that somewhat resembles a human skull, according to a news report.

The report discounts any theory that the shape is anything but a geological happenstance.

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One of these visible remnant massifs became famous as the 'Face on Mars' in an image taken on 25 July 1976 by the American Viking 1 Orbiter.

A few days later, on 31 July 1976, a NASA press release said the formation "resembles a human head." However, NASA scientists had already correctly interpreted the image as an optical illusion caused by the illumination angle of the Sun, the formation's surface morphology and the resulting shadows, giving the impression of eyes, nose and mouth.

Please see:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/09/060921204218.htm

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User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 4772 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Thread starter):
ESA Probe Finds "Skull"-Shaped Formation On Mars

And people thought he was just laying low...  Big grin




Crye me a river
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 4760 times:

A new "face on Mars" or is this the same old one?

Hell the Rock of Gibraltar looks so much like a certain famous nose that France once tried to acquire the colony and re-name it "DeGaulle Stone"



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4555 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 2):
A new "face on Mars" or is this the same old one?

It's the same old one that Richard Hoagland has made a centerpiece of his work.


User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4502 times:

Quoting Usnseallt82 (Reply 1):
And people thought he was just laying low... Big grin

Couldn't you edit out the ball cap? I'm a Michigan State alum and I find that disgusting, especially after losing to Illinois.  Sad

[Edited 2006-10-03 00:20:51]


"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4465 times:

Quoting Lumberton (Reply 4):
Couldn't you edit out the ball cap? I'm a Michigan State alum and I find that disgusting, especially after losing to Illinois.

Wasn't he in "Goldmember?"



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