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Cydonia: Face on Mars
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post Sep 23 2006, 12:51 PM
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A somewhat less avanced civilization also managed to produce "a happy face" :

http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/3_11_99_happy/
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post Sep 23 2006, 01:09 PM
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There was a pretty good general discussion about crank theories on the Moon-Hoax thread recently. Even though crank theories offer incredibly complex and unlikely explainations, they allow believers to feel superior to real scientists. To border-line personalities, it's like smoking crack, they crave that kind of exagerated self validation.
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post Sep 23 2006, 07:38 PM
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These images are truly great, and honestly have stoked my interest in Cydonia. The face believers are so far on the fringe that they don't deserve to be discussed any longer. Why perpetuate their silliness?

These massifs/mesas really do have intricate features and as was pointed out above, the face does look like a face even close up. The nearby skull looks very much like a skull. If you look at the side of the "face" mesa (not the main image but the other side), you can see the whole side of the hill seems to have slid down several hundred feet, as though it was a piece of ice. You can see where it fit neatly in higher up the hill. This is quite amazing to think about. Why would it have happened? You can also see what looks like an overhang with a shadow under it towards the lower 1/3 so this face seems to have fallen as a single unit as the MarsExpress site mentions. There is some type of loose or slippery interface at work to cause large masses to move like that. I'd like to see a closer look at this region by MRO once they take the lenscap off!

BTW, the analglyphs are in a separate page which you access from the right pane on the main article web page.
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post Sep 24 2006, 09:32 PM
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QUOTE (angel1801 @ Sep 23 2006, 05:19 AM) *
I just did a look of Hoagland's website and I still don't see any reply to the latest MEX images of the Cydonia area. It appears we have the proof at last that all the features in the Cydonia area are truly natural afterall. I think the clincher is the fact that the images came from a German camera on an ESA mission. Hoagland has been accusing NASA of a coverup, but can he say the same for ESA?

BTW: The Cydonia images are the best images of the region I've ever seen!


I think Hoaxland could actually make a sincere claim about the ESA being even
more tight-lipped about releasing spacecraft data than NASA.

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post Sep 26 2006, 06:19 PM
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Today's APOD has a rather impressive image of Cydonia:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060926.html


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"After having some business dealings with men, I am occasionally chagrined,
and feel as if I had done some wrong, and it is hard to forget the ugly circumstance.
I see that such intercourse long continued would make one thoroughly prosaic, hard,
and coarse. But the longest intercourse with Nature, though in her rudest moods, does
not thus harden and make coarse. A hard, sensible man whom we liken to a rock is
indeed much harder than a rock. From hard, coarse, insensible men with whom I have
no sympathy, I go to commune with the rocks, whose hearts are comparatively soft."

- Henry David Thoreau, November 15, 1853

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post Oct 23 2006, 12:51 PM
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Cool... smile.gif

http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Mars_Express/SEMINCO7BTE_0.html


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post Oct 23 2006, 03:34 PM
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QUOTE (ustrax @ Oct 23 2006, 02:51 PM) *

Yes, very cool indeed smile.gif
Seen this way, it reminds me of Mount Kailash in Tibet. It is a sacred Mountain nobody was ever allowed to climb and People/Pilgrins only walk the loop; a little bit like in this video.
I'd love to go there smile.gif


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