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originally posted by: swofky
It is 2.2 miles long and 0.67 miles wide and if I remember correctly, about 800 feet high. So probably not a statue or a mask. The link below has some information about this picture and some higher resolution photos taken at a different time. So do NASA's website and Wikipedia. I saw an television documentary with a piece on the 'Face on Mars' recently.
There's a tendency of the human mind, known as pareidolia, that science says causes us to see faces where they sometimes aren't - such as faces in clouds or in other things such as dirty walls, toast, etc. Perhaps that's why we see a face. NASA and many scientists say the face appears in this photo due to low resolution photography and the way the light plays on the formation.
Anyhow, who knows. It's certainly an intriguing picture, whatever it is or isn't. Thanks for sharing it.
originally posted by: gimmefootball400
In my honest opinion, I don't believe that most of the human race would be able to come to terms that we weren't and are still not alone. I'm not saying that all of the human race wouldn't be able to understand it. I'm talking somewhere on the order of maybe 75 to 90 percent of people either wouldn't understand or would just flat out deny the existence of advanced alien lifeforms.
originally posted by: MysterX
a reply to: mblahnikluver
Either a skull, or partially mineralised / fossilised damaged helmet showing the skull inside it.
I've always liked this image too.
I think there are a lot of statues and other similar stone monuments that were blown to bits and we see them today, using our probe's cameras chaotically laying where they fell, perhaps tens of thousands of years ago. Most is probably buried under sand and dust and the debris of what could have been a global Martian conflict that literally killed all civilisation there.
This particular chap, looks to me as though he / she was a soldier. A blast took him or her out and scattered body parts and equipment all around this image.
Pure chance led to it's head being in an easily recognisable position for us to see quite clearly...i wonder how many remains and remnants are buried completely, laying at obscure angles, and are so encrusted by sand and minerals that are almost indistinguishable from the surrounding blasted and broken rocks?
Why i think this was an actual living entity, rather than a statue of one is because i can see what looks to be one of it's hands laying nearby, complete with 3 fingers, bent at the natural place for a knuckle. Admittedly, it still could be a statue, but the remains look very organic to me, even though they are very obviously encrusted with layers of soil and minerals.
The hand also has the added bonus of being very much in proportion to the size of the head, assuming an in proportion Human / Humanoid shaped body of course.
The hand can be found quite easily being located at the extreme bottom right side of the image...have a look OP and tell me what you think, or if you can't find it, i'll crop it out and post it here for you.