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Phoenix Picture of Mars Surface... New Cydonia Face?

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posted on May, 29 2008 @ 09:17 PM
I poked around NASA's website today looking for new pictures of the Martian surface by the Phoenix Lander. I found something that may be of interest to everyone. First, take a look at the following NASA link to the picture in question:

Now, download a larger image (link at bottom left) of this picture. You'll need to view it in decent software that will allow for generous enlargement. Look at the bottom right corner of the picture, specifically the first substantial rock you see (the one with a slight shadow). Enlarge the rock. An image appears... almost like the Cydonia Face from many years ago. Some may consider this a stretch while others see it because it is obviously there. Take a look and see for yourself.

I have taken the liberty of placing these pictures on the net with a direct link. Use them if you like: NASA Original Pic 1 =

Rock in Question Pic 2 =

Close-up of Cydonia-like Face Pic 3 =

This can be replicated very easily by anyone reading this thread by using the picture directly from the NASA site and regular software. What I find quite interesting is that, as of earlier this afternoon, NASA will not allow a full download of this picture at its highest resolution. As you will see, the rock location I've specified has been mysteriously redacted from the picture. It could be a glitch on NASA's site; or maybe something else; not sure. Anyway, give it a look...

[edit on 29-5-2008 by davcwebb]

posted on May, 29 2008 @ 09:36 PM
You last link looks like jimmy durante.

posted on May, 29 2008 @ 10:12 PM
Oh my GOD!!! I dont belive it! Its a ....... rock

Tell what you see here

posted on May, 29 2008 @ 10:21 PM
Discuss what exactly???

That tiny nondescript rock???

[edit on 5/29/2008 by Blaine91555]

posted on May, 29 2008 @ 10:34 PM
Nice Ink Blots! Maybe I SHOULD get my head checked.

Yep, it's a definitely a small rock... that just so happens to have a face on it. If somebody can see the Virgin Mary on a piece of toast surely one can see a face on this stupid little rock. ;-)

[edit on 29-5-2008 by davcwebb]

[edit on 29-5-2008 by davcwebb]

posted on May, 29 2008 @ 10:38 PM
reply to post by davcwebb

Sorry about that. To me it was just too funny not to post....nothing personal.

posted on May, 30 2008 @ 03:35 PM

Originally posted by VIKINGANT
Oh my GOD!!! I dont belive it! Its a ....... rock

Tell what you see here

1) queens coat fo arms

2) 2 pandas looking at each other
3) alien queens from aliens
4) a messy blob
5) errrrr
6) 2 dolphins kissing in the middle with some writing round it
7) nothing
8) nothing
9) 2 'swizzle' sticks in a cocktail
10) nothing
11) looks kinda like a drumb with arms playing himself

12) nothing
13) nothing
14) nothing
15) 2 lots of kids sliding down a slide
16) a party ballon
17)2 snake people wrapped around silver birch trees
18) japanese guy with a long beard
19) nothing
20) nothing
do i win anything

edit:- just noticed the colour versions. all look different now , but not going thru that again

[edit on 30-5-2008 by babylonstew]

posted on May, 30 2008 @ 10:17 PM
Not seeing it... As for why the portion of the image has been, as you put it, "redacted," I couldn't say. It does look more like a glitch in the download, more than anything.

Also, you'll have to remember the Cydonia "face" was nothing more than an effect caused by Viking 1 not having the greatest of cameras. When the Mars Global Surveyor checked out the area it's pretty obvious that that was nothing more than a collection of rocks viewed under what is now poor resolution.

One more thing, it's pretty natural for people to see faces in objects. It's just how the mind is wired. Keep looking though, eventually you may find something.

posted on May, 31 2008 @ 03:32 PM
Please stop posting these pictures about rocks and finding faces and pyramids and statues out of them. It's blocking the little serious discussion what we can have on these kind of matters.

We've seen some interesting anomalies here, but this is not unfortunately one of them.

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