Saturday, April 09, 2005

Emphatically Still a Face

NASA's Mars Odyssey craft has returned an impressive new photo of the Face on Mars. The short of it: It's still a face.




A face? Yes.


This image lobs a challenge into the laps of critics who maintain the Face is merely an un-face-like mesa. Taken with the THEMIS camera in visible-light, the new snapshot of the Cydonia Mensae region (which includes a portion of the controversial D&M Pyramid in the lower-left) shows a scattering of amorphic mesas and knobs in the Face's vicinity, none of which approximate the Face's defining symmetry and anthropomorphism.

In recent years, debunkers have seized on high-resolution close-ups of the Face to demonstrate the feature's age-ravaged surface, implying the Face is a natural formation. This tactic completely neglects the hypothesis that the Face, if artificial, was constructed perhaps hundreds of thousands of years ago, in which case some degree of erosion is inevitable.

In return, advocates of the Artificiality Hypothesis have pointed to known artificial ruins on Earth (including the Pyramids and Sphinx) which, seen sufficiently close-up, can look tantalizingly natural. By providing a contextual view of the controversial "Martian Sphinx," the THEMIS image effectively "removes" superficial damage, underscoring the formation's anomalous humanoid appearance.

The conclusion is quite plain: The Face, whatever its origin, is very much face-like, despite the repeated "scotchings" doled out by the mainstream skeptical establishment.




The "nostril" in this early image is a transmission error. But better photos show an actual candidate nostril where one belongs if the Face is an anthropomorphic sculpture.


A popular debunking myth is that an early Viking image of the Face shows a dot thought by "Face enthusiasts" to be a nostril-like surface feature. While digital imaging processors intrigued by the Face knew perfectly well that the so-called "nostril" was simply a data transmission error, the prospect of an anthropomorphic "nose" appeared to be vindicated in 1998, when the Mars Global Surveyor took its first picture of the Face -- there actually is a nostril-like "pit" on the Face. More interestingly, it coincides with the Viking transmission error, suggesting the "will to believe" in a facial likeness is based in morphological reality.

In the new image, the candidate "nostril" on the Face's western half can be seen, along with further detail in keeping with the Artificiality Hypothesis.

37 Comments:

Blogger RJU said...

There is definitely the appearance of a face here, but to me it does not seem to be a designed face, even given it may be deeply eroded and altered. In contrast to this, the platform on which "the face" sits is so symmetrical it seems unlikely to be natural and very likely could be designed. Because of this, for years and years I keep going back to the face, looking at it and trying to envision the design, but it just seems off-kilter to me. I have read everything about how it may be a two-sided face, how there are certain facial details, like the nostril that is very apparent in the recent picture, but it still looks like a natural formation to me. If you removed the face from the platform, it would be more convincing to me as a designed object.

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Carol Maltby said...

My work on the geometric aspects of the Face (as yet unpublished) shows a high degree of symmetry to the formation as a whole, with facial proportions that echo those of standard human ones.

You can't eyeball it and make meaningful statements. You have to get in there and actually work on the image.

Note that one of the most common plaints of would-be debunkers is that seeing a face in that formation is subjective. They fail to realize that not seeing a face in it is equally subjective.

1:00 PM  
Blogger RJU said...

I will be very interested to see your book. I don't think the argument of the debunkers is that seeing the face is subjective. Basically, you cannot help but see a face in this formation, but seeing a face does not mean it is designed. Their argument is that humans tend to see faces everywhere they look, it is a recognition system hard-wired into our brains. Designed face advocates seem to say, if we see a face here, it must be designed because the chance actions of natural processes are very unlikely to have created this. Debunkers claim, we see facial characteristics all the time in objects not designed to look like faces, so it is not really so unlikely.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Mac said...

No, the presence of a face doesn't mean it's designed. But I would argue that other anomalous (and decidedly non-subjective) traits such as nonfractality, symmetry and persistence of a facial resemblance from a multitude of perspectives and sun-angles qualify as evidence of artificiality.

Sure, there are all sorts of facial simulacra here on Earth that are perfectly natural, but none, to my knowledge, passes the sort of stringent analysis the Face has weathered.

BTW, I noticed you can get my book (used) on Amazon for $7.00.

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Carol said...

I don't think it'll be book length by any means, but the rough beginnings of it are about 20 pages so far, as I recall.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Mac said...

A lot can be said in 20 pages.

10:18 PM  
Blogger RJU said...

Mac, I have already read your book and most everything else that has been written on the subject. I really liked your book. Recently I read another book about Mars. "A Traveler's Guide to Mars" by William K. Hartmann. This is actually a pretty good book also, by a self-proclaimed sceintific expert on Mars. Here is what he has to say about the face in his book; "Like the idea of flying saucers, the idea of the so-called Face on Mars was far more about sociology and human behavior than any credible evidence for intelligent aliens. It's a story about misconception, silliness, promoters, and the insatiable drive of the less reputable media to exploit any quirky story to sell papers and attract viewers."

Hartmann appears to be approaching this subject with blinders on and I find your analysis much more reasonable, but I still remain a skeptic. Maybe I am just the kind of person who is really hard to convince about anything.

Besides the silly stuff about the face, Hartmann's book is pretty cool. It discusses all the Martion landforms and their history and has a lot of really good pictures. If you have any interest in learning more about the geology of Mars, I would recommend it.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Mac said...

Hartmann's book is wonderful, visually, and I look forward to reading it. I read his take on the Face; it's obvious he's got "issues" -- probably from being hounded by Face true-believers.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Carol said...

"...insatiable drive of the less reputable media to exploit any quirky story to sell papers and attract viewers."

As opposed to the insatiable drive of those who wish to sell books and attract viewers by offering their writing about the Face on Mars being a natural formation.

[polite cough]

Yes, we're hardwired in some ways to recognize face-like features. But there really have been quite a lot of commments over the years by mainstram writers that it doesn't look like a face.

It's a useful indicator that you can stop right there and not bother to read any further comments on the Face which they may make. Someone whose visual processing is malfunctioning to the point where they can't recognize faces (you can file "prosopagnosia" right after "pareidolia") can't give useful input on that particular formation.

12:34 PM  
Blogger RJU said...

Well, you are right Carol, I have read a lot of those comments, but I always figured the people making those comments could not have really looked at all the good photos of the formation and might have seen the famous "catbox" image. Basically, they were just dimissing the issue out of hand without much thought.

5:12 PM  
Blogger sauceruney said...

Carol, has there been anything new on the hint of a heptagon around the "face"?

I've been out of it for so long, and I saw your comment above about your working in a book. I can't wait to see it.

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever since finding very detailed eye "structure" on the face http://www.darkplanetonline.com/facetwo.html I have no doubt that this is an artificial object.

To suggest that these things would appear in the needed locations via some kind of natural process is insanity.

4:54 AM  
Blogger Mac said...

I agree; the "eye" feature is incredibly anthropomorphic. The odds of a feature like this occurring by chance (right where it belongs) are infintesimally low.

I consider the "eye" very strong evidence that the Face is more than simply an "slightly unusual mesa."

9:13 AM  
Blogger J.W.Johnston said...

The one thing overlooked in all these discussions is the size of the project. The face is what...a mile long? Creating a sculpture of that magnatude is far different than making a vase or bas relief to hang on a wall. If we on earth were to attempt such a feat with the sole idea of the resulting masterpiece is only to be viewed from space, does anyone think that fine detail would be the driving force in creating such a object? Would one put eyebrows on, a mustach perhaps? Or would you go for a minimal representation of what a face looks like. That the face still looks like a face after millennia of erosion and techtonic forces shows that if the face is indeed artificial, then someone knew what they were doing and had equipment to handle a project of that scope and magnitude. That the face is huminoid should give everyone pause as to who may have created it. Perhaps instead of focusing strictly on artificiality, we should also be exploring the "what if" and how it pertains to mankind.

12:20 PM  
Blogger J.W.Johnston said...

The one thing overlooked in all these discussions is the size of the project. The face is what...a mile long? Creating a sculpture of that magnatude is far different than making a vase or bas relief to hang on a wall. If we on earth were to attempt such a feat with the sole idea of the resulting masterpiece is only to be viewed from space, does anyone think that fine detail would be the driving force in creating such a object? Would one put eyebrows on, a mustach perhaps? Or would you go for a minimal representation of what a face looks like. That the face still looks like a face after millennia of erosion and techtonic forces shows that if the face is indeed artificial, then someone knew what they were doing and had equipment to handle a project of that scope and magnitude. That the face is huminoid should give everyone pause as to who may have created it. Perhaps instead of focusing strictly on artificiality, we should also be exploring the "what if" and how it pertains to mankind.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous W.M. Bear said...

I may have posted something along these lines on the Posthuman Blues thread on this topic but I think it's worth repeating here (but then again, maybe not!) Let's get past all the arguments about whether or not the Face is artificial and assume it is. What are some of the implications of this?

1) Were the ancient Martians themselves remarkably humanoid in appearance OR ELSE were they "sending a message" to some OTHER species who was humanoid in appearance?

2) At what stage of civilization would someone construct such a massive monument? Would a species advanced enough to travel in space bother with this kind of thing? Wouldn't the stage of civilization that constructed this more likely correspond to the ancient Egyptians in level of development? If this is the case, might not the Face be an image of one of their gods, in which case it would make sense for it to be facing heavenward?

3) If estimates for the so-called "Maritan Spring" when Mars may have been habitable that put the end of this period at 3 billion years ago are accurate, consider this. What if the Face was constructed not millions but BILLIONS of years ago?

It may be that "reverse engineering" the construction of the Face in this way might give us some further hints and clues about what to look for that would clinch the case for artificiality.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel when we look at Mars and examine from a distance the ruins and anomalies up there.....we are actually looking at our past. The Future will hold many new things for us, including the chance to visit our old planet. Skeptics are irelevent. Time will show that a razor is a razor and the simplest answer is artificialty. One strange object and I would be skeptical......hundreds of strange objects and I am sold.

Iapetus is another example of the we-are-not-alone scenario playing out, Those in the know will deny, those who want to know will search. Will you be a searcher?

Look at the face and wonder....Where did the Mayan's go? Where did they come from? I think they got on their spaceships and left for points unknown.

Earth may be an antiquated spaceport for travelers.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Carol Maltby said...

FWIW, a few years ago I did some very rough calculations given what statistics I could find on the Great Wall of China, which seemed to show that the volume of the Face would be smaller than that of the whole of the Great Wall. It's in a stack of papers here somewhere, and maybe someday I'll be able to find it and post it in less time than it took to build the Wall.

Sentiment of Mars anomalists seems to be mixed as to whether it would be built up, or instead carved out of existing stone, if it is indeed an artifact.

Sauceruney, it's a long paper, not a book. And it's in a holding pattern at the moment, as too many real life things need dealing with at present.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous W.M. Bear said...

Carol -- That's a great comparison. It demonstrates what seems logical to me -- That even an enormous earthwork (or earth-and-stone work) the size of the Face is certainly well within the engineering (and possibly slave-driving) capabilities of a civilization about at the level of the ancient Chinese, Egyptians, or Maya. My own notion is that the Face is, indeed, the work of an early phase through which the ancient Martians passed before going on to colonize the rest of the Solar System and beyond....

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're all nuts but..........

Ain't there always?

If a martian was looking to leave Mars and move to Earth for whatever reasons they'd seek to inhabit places comparable to thier own enviroment. Low oxygen levels and a cooler enviroment would point to mountain tops. The Andes, the Himalayas, The Alps. All with a civilization that over time evolved different features.

Now accepting that the human race came from Mars is the first step into understanding how and where we go back. Claims are made and most likely correct that the surface of Mars is cold and airless. Prone to dust storms the size of super hurricanes. While few seems to look towards the canyon over three miles deep that would have a thicker atmosphere and possibly be blocked from the worst of the dust storms.

But with the world blowing up soon we're likely to never know and all this is but conjecture for SciFi magazines.

IXLNXS

5:35 PM  
Anonymous W.M. Bear said...

At first I thought the left (from the Face's perspective) eye in the new photo was out of alignment with the right but now I see it's not. The left eye is actually in perfect alignment with the right and exactly the same distance from the nose, making the symmetry of the image truly remarkable. What I originally took to be the left eye seems to be the top of the whole apparently collapsed left side of the Face, from the cheek just under the real left eye all the way down to the chin.

9:25 PM  
Anonymous W.M. Bear said...

Holy shit. If you tilt your head to the left so that your face is parallel to the Face, and then look straight at the eyes, you see.... Holy shit.

11:12 PM  
Blogger Mac said...

That's nothing -- take a good look at the hi-rez versions. The "eye" on the western side is so accurate it's creepy.

http://www.mactonnies.com/facephotos.html

1:00 PM  
Anonymous W.M. Bear said...

I did. You're right, Mac. "Creepy" is the word. Hard to believe that something that looks out at you like that is a natural formation. I also rotated the high-res Face so it's vertical. The effect is even more striking.

4:58 PM  
Blogger JohnFen said...

I'm partial to the "we are the martians" hypothesis. I could conjure up a reason something like the face might be built that involves it.

Imagine that your world is dying or you are aware of some kind of extreme and inevitable catastrophe. You can, just barely, gather enough resources to send a small population to your neighboring planet, as a desperate bid for survival. Those people are considered brave heroes, braving a hostile and alien environment with no hope of return home. The survival of the race rests on their shoulders.

Those left behind have some time to kill until they're all dead. They obsess, perhaps, on the brave astronauts and their fate. This energy, and the nervousness of their own impending doom, is focussed on building a massive monument to the astronauts, built large so it can be seen from the skies, a kind of everlasting guardian watching over them from home.

Oh, and to digress a bit... the Great Wall of China isn't a great analogy, actually. Firstly, it's not really a single structure. It's composed of a bunch of different walls, built at different times, that were linked up. Also, most of it is only a wall in a technical sense. The Great Wall you see in pictures is only a (relatively) small stretch of the wall that is unusually ornate. Most of it isn't nearly as impressive, usually just rammed-earth banks. Oh, and it can't be seen from space unless you're using a telescope or somesuch.

3:49 AM  
Anonymous W.M. Bear said...

JohnFen -- I like your take on the whole thing. It's very poignant. Couple of points. I merely meant to suggest that the kind of labor involved in constructing something on the scale of the Face was well within the capabilities of an archaic civilization such as ancient China or Egypt. To further speculate -- the ancient Martians (or ancient us!) could simply have taken an existing mesa of roughly the right size and shape and sculpted it into the Face (and surrounding frame or "headdress") that we see. Honestly, though, if they lived during the time of the so-called "Martian Spring" supposedly several billions of years ago, I don't see them colonizing Earth, which was uninhabitable at the time except for anaerobic single-celled organisms. But maybe they did and "martiformed" it!

7:38 PM  
Blogger Ken Younos said...

"If a martian was looking to leave Mars and move to Earth for whatever reasons they'd seek to inhabit places comparable to thier own enviroment. Low oxygen levels and a cooler enviroment would point to mountain tops. The Andes, the Himalayas, The Alps."

There are circulating rumors that extraterrestrials have landed in the Himalayas and intend to reveal themselves in 2012. Just hype? Or could we actually have extraterrestrial visitors who are presently keeping a low profile in the Himalayas? Could they be our ancient Martian neighbors???

"But with the world blowing up soon we're likely to never know and all this is but conjecture for SciFi magazines."

Here's a bizarre conjecture for you: The ancient Martians were *us* - as time travelers from the future. Living conditions on Earth will progressively get worse; someday we will devise a way to save our race by traveling back in time billions of years - to colonize a much younger Mars during its "spring"...

In short: WE (that is, our posterity; NOT our ancestors) sculpted the Face - billions of years ago.

10:47 PM  
Anonymous W.M. Bear said...

Here's a bizarre conjecture for you: The ancient Martians were *us* - as time travelers from the future. Living conditions on Earth will progressively get worse; someday we will devise a way to save our race by traveling back in time billions of years - to colonize a much younger Mars during its "spring"...

Ya know, Ken, I've been thinking along exactly the same lines. (It's gotta be telepathy!) Assuming time-travel, it might be a lot easier to go back to when Mars was habitable than to terraform present-day Mars. There's definitely an s.f. novel lurking here somewhere in all this rife speculation!

10:21 AM  
Blogger Stan said...

The problem the close-ups present to the artificial face theory isn't that they show erosion, but that they show it to be composed entirely of large natural features, like mountains and valleys between them. It would be one thing if the close-ups showed one huge mountain or maybe plateau that had been artificially sculpted here and there to form a face, and then eroded somewhat. But this shows many natural features, unrelated except that they are fairly close together. Each mountain is eroded exadtly as a mountain would erode. There is no semblance whatsoever of a unified object. That's the problem the close-ups present. Sure you can say that some amazingly massive sculpting, with say, atomic bombs, was used to form those mountains in the first place simply because they knew what their shadows would look like if the sun was shining from a certain angle. But doesn't that seem to you like picking at straws? Like having a theory that you must no matter what force the facts to fit? I would like to see Martians there too, but not at the expense of sacrificing my ability to see reality.

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We do not know how old our own planet is...let alone Mars. These structures may be hundred of thousands of years old. Our own pyramids are only around 4 thousand years old and we are not even for sure of that. Stan, you cannot see the forest for the trees. Our planet could be millions of years old. Somewhere in their is a vastness we cannot even conceive in our little 21 century minds. The face is but one of many, many glaring improbabilities staring at us across the dark miles. We are here on Earth. That is a given. Therefore there could be any number of possibilities of what else is out there. We know nothing but we search. For what? Why are we not happy here on Earth? Why do we constantly search the heavens? We know more about space then our own Oceans. It is because home is out there somewhere. We did not come from ancient oceans, and if we did, they were not on this planet.

I am comfortable with the data flowing back. It will turn from a trickle to a torrent. I hope I am alive when NASA comes clean, probably because it is forced to, and tells the people of the World that we are travelers, and we have new Heros to follow. They weill be the people that came here from Mars and saved the race. Humans are a race of people with amnesia. We forgot that Journey. I hope NASA steps up to the plate and fills us in. Ignoring the information made available to us will not make it go away.

We are a planet of people looking for home and we have forgotten the way.

12:53 PM  
Blogger RJU said...

>>"We do not know how old our own planet is...let alone Mars" I would have to disagree with this statement. The age of the Earth is pretty well established as 4.6 billion years. As far as I know there is no controversy over this date and it no one has contested the date since I learned it as a Geology student 30 years ago. The science behind this date is pretty solid and very unlikely to be contested in the future. Of course, if you do not believe in science, I guess you could make the statement "we don't know how old our own planet is". The age we assume for Mars is tied to the age of the Earth. It could very well be inaccurate and cannot be confirmed until we bring back some rocks from Mars, but I think it is pretty safe to say, it is billions of years old.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Ken Younos said...

Stan,

There are five-sided anomalies all over Cydonia. The City Pyramid and the D&M Pyramid, for instance, are almost exactly the same shape (i.e., five-sided). There are also other geometric shapes, such as a complete parallelogram right in the middle of the "city square". Finally, take another good look at the Face: note that its form is *symmetrical*. In addition, the line constituting the "headress" above the forehead looks *ruler straight*. And how do you explain the eye? I think that, taken together, the Face and the other anomalies in the Cydonia region very strongly suggest artificiality.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These images are challenging the religious and spiritual beliefs of the world. Everything that we have come to accept as a spiritual truism is open to debate ......so be it, we have been mindless entities en masse for too long.
I sincerely hope that more evidence can be found to support the artificiality of the photographed objects ....this may jolt people into realizing the total absurdity of fighting religous wars based on fictitious story telling.

12:53 AM  
Blogger Stan said...

This debate is all quite strange to me. For one thing, I'm a total believer in a galactic civilization that's very very old. But I don't believe it because of evidence, but simply because of logic. If you think hard enough about the age of the galaxy, and about how life evolves, it becomes pretty clear that we aren't the only intelligent beings, by a long sight. And it also is obvious that most civilizations would be a lot older than ours.

On the other hand, I have seen no evidence of it so far that looks real. You site the face on Mars as evidence. I've looked very close at the details of it in those very close photos, non of which I've seen on your web site (I'm not sure you know of the ones I mean, for that reason), and there is nothing there but natural phenomena. I've looked carefully at the 5-sided pyramids, and when you see them up close they are far from being symetrical, nothing at all like the pyramids in Egypt in that sense. It's only when you get far enough away and don't look at them carefully that they look symmetrical. If I was you I would take a good second look at these things. By the sounds of it, you've got an idea in your head, and come hell or high water you're going to stick to it. Probably because you've made a big deal of it on this web site. The problem is, there's only so much time to a life time. Before you know it, it's all over. It would be a shame to find out, just before the door closes, that everything you've espoused all your life was nuts. Wouldn't it? I know there are other civilizations out there, but why do we have to just make stuff up about it? Why can't we just be patient?

10:08 PM  
Blogger Stan said...

By the way, here is the address of that image of the face at it's very highest resolution: http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/extended_may2001/face/

10:32 PM  
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Yuck, i explained.
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9:59 AM  

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