posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 05:28 PM
reply to post by kiwifoot
I think what we are likely seeing here is a light and shadow trick and pattern
. We all know what the common light and shadow tricks are (so no need to get into that IMHO), but here is an important fact on
Pattern recognition involves identification of faces, objects, words, melodies, etc. The visual system does more than just interpret forms,
contours and colors. Pattern recognition refers to the process of recognizing a set of stimuli arranged in a certain pattern that is characteristic of
that set of stimuli. Pattern recognition is an innate ability of animals.
As far as the 'face', I believe that is the Amazonis Planitia crater, I could be wrong however. Anyways, here is the visual (not elevation like the
image in the OP) image of the 'face':
In my opinion this shows that there is nothing there, the mistake could be easily made when looking at a false color image, such as an elevation
contour like the picture in your OP.
[edit on 8/12/2009 by jkrog08]