posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 11:51 AM
When the new 2010 colorized image of the eastern side of the Face (7/28/10) is compared to the highest resolution picture obtained by NASA’s MOC
camera in 2001 (Figure 1.B) and the European Space Agency’s 2006 false color image (Figure 1.C) - it becomes quite clear that the eastern facial
features are consistent and appear to be permanent structural formations (Figure 1)
Comparison of three views of the eastern feline side of the Face on Mars
A: Detail of MRO HiRISE false color image PSP_003234_2210 (2010)
B: Detail of MOC image E03-00824 (2001)
C: Detail of the ESA false color perspective view (2006)
D: Analytical drawing
Looking at all three images, note the broad forehead and a crown feature is observable in each image. Notice the rectangular, squinting eye, the
muzzle and zig-zag shaped mane is present in all three images. Also notice that each image shows evidence of a parted mouth and flailing tongue.
So what prompted the University of Arizona HiRISE team to revisit a three year old image of the Face on Mars and manipulate it by cropping it and
colorizing it and then release it as a new image?