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The Face on Mars
#1
Here's my summation of The Face on Mars.
along with my favorite MOC images of it.


The Face On Mars

Many people have claimed many things regarding this magnificently mysterious massif on Mars. It may be a curious shaped pile of rocks, then again it may be an artificial relic from a vanished civilization. Given that this is a fantastic notion it is nevertheless backed somewhat by visual observation of the feature and its utterly strange surroundings.

Despite refutations on each side of the polarizing artificial vs. natural debate over this feature, the fact remains that many of these proponents and detractors have in spite of their seeming authority on the subject failed to examine it adequately via the imagery. Many of these same are not even aware of the fantastic and massive coverage of this area via Mars Global Surveyor, coverage which proves that this area was, is, and remains of extreme interest.

Arguing the points pro or con without knowing the subject thoroughly through observation of the evident land features is uninformed at best and more fit for those who would rather push a self aggrandizing agenda rather than take an open minded look at what might be our greatest discovery ever. No amount of remotely sensed data will ever prove or disprove beyond a shadow of doubt what is surmised about this amazing location. Until we have craft or people that physically explore the linear rubble so prevalent about the area, and actually climb the thing to dig around we are only left to surmise.

Given the need for all interested parties to adequately view this feature, I've compiled the entirety of its imagery into one easily accessible location. Displayed here are the very best from my personal collection of custom processed MOC Face coverage images. These were individually hand crafted from the raw .imq data files obtained from MSSS. They were subjected to the same tried and true procedural techniques which I use in processing the Marsoweb MER2003 landing site selection MOC's, and based on careful attention to each image's unique properties. In result, many of these are clearer and more defined than any previous versions.

I hope you enjoy them, I am confident that few viewing them adequately will be able to escape the possibility, however minute, that there may indeed be products of intelligently artificial manufacture strewn about the sculpted massifs and plains of Cydonia.


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#2
You should include some of the IR crops as well.

There are as revealing in their mineralogical differences to the surrounding terrain as the BnW MOCs are....beautiful as they are.

Everyone knows where I stand on the issue....it's a FACE called ARES.

It is laying there, crying into the indifferent stars above it and it's biggest tear is shed for it's nearest neighbor...a twinkling spot of blue in the night sky.

To Ares Face... :uni:
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#3
As for me, due to the massive amount of studying of the Face on Mars, I conclude it's artificial and not natural at all. Cydonia City was constructed with a ratio of 1:2:4:8.
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#4
My first introduction to the face on Mars was a report and picture on the CBS evening news in 1984.
Dan rather introduced it as "The monkey face" on Mars. It fell right into place as a confirmation of an overwhelming belief I'd had since my teenage years that history, as we were taught it in school, might well have been very badly flawed. That CBS report was like a slap in the face.
When I was a teenager I was never exposed to the legends of Atlantis, but I "Knew" that something very much like it had existed.
Now rather unlike anyone else that I knew that were well versed in the scripture of the bible, I was reading something in a most literal reading of verse that seemed quite plain to me, but while others saw the same things in scripture, they couldn't quite believe what it was so plainly saying. They simply wrote it off as something that couldn't be understood, something that just couldn't be, because the great theological minds of centuries past had not recognized it for what it was.
Men who once lived 900 year life spans just simply were not to be compared to the degenerated race that we have become.
Something once took place that we can no longer comprehend. A race (generation) of men once walked this planet who were so supremely superior to ourselves in both their physical and mental vitality that a modern man we might consider genius were he to be thrust into their midst from the current generation would have been considered little better than the village idiot.
I do not rest all my theory on the hope that the images from Mars will ultimately confirm man's ancient presence on that planet, that confirmation seems at least so redundant in the testimony from the generation immediately after the Great Flood of Noah's time concerning their facination/fear of what certainly was passed to them through the sons of Noah , (and the detailed, and expected train of events in Genesis that 'had' to take place in order to preserve the human race despite itself,) that there seems little doubt that we once had the technology traveled to Mars and attempted to colonize the planet.
The technology that enabled us to accomplish that in ancient times was little more than childs play compared to the technology the ancients once developed that threatened the very fabric of natural creation we all depend on to continue to exist. That threat being genetic engineering on global, perhaps interplanetary scale?
Expect to see our very own fossil record recorded/preserved in the dust of Mars. Perhaps even the remains of the workforce they genetically manipulated as slaves to take there to colonize the planet.
He who once was, is not, and is yet to come. Humanzee.
So, the words Autumn and Fall are not to be capitalized?
They are in my world!

What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there a thing of which it is said, "See, this is new?"It has been already, in the ages before us. Ecc 1: 9-10
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#5
Wow, love the eye in E03-00824 - Thx for the awesome pics Keith.
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#6
Keith,

Found a NEW one in the last MOC dump no one knew about:


http://commonsensecentral.net/lastmocs/s1501533_2.jpg

It's only gone through the comb twice and there's one tiny white line near the nose that it didn't get those two times I ran it one way then the other...also the parallax is off on this too.

I STILL don't know why my search through the CUMINDX.TAB with MS Access did NOT find this image number in that last MOC data dump...found it going through the image folders..n/a by n/a and turning intersting ones into gifs.

What a SHOCKER  Worship

Dr. Mikey had to have one last look it seems.  Applause  Applause  :uni:
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I'm an Earthling with a Martian Soul wanting to go Home.   
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#7
Quote:"The monkey face" on Mars.
:spank:
Disinfo
Dan must have been thinking of flying monkeys from Oz
Naughty
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#8
I've never gotten into photo-astronomy, but there's a technique whereby a series of images can be "stacked" to bring out subtle details. This enhances the intrinsic features as opposed to more subjective operations such as false color and contrast stretching.

Can these Face images be scaled/tilted and otherwise matched so as to be able to superimpose them all into a single composite ???

Individual images could be "weighted" in terms of resolution, etc. as to the contribution to the final product.

I'd also like to see transparency so that vertical panning up through the images would be possible.
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#9
Quote:I've never gotten into photo-astronomy, but there's a technique whereby a series of images can be "stacked" to bring out subtle details. This enhances the intrinsic features as opposed to more subjective operations such as false color and contrast stretching.

Can these Face images be scaled/tilted and otherwise matched so as to be able to superimpose them all into a single composite ???

Individual images could be "weighted" in terms of resolution, etc. as to the contribution to the final product.

I'd also like to see transparency so that vertical panning up through the images would be possible.

This is true that such a thing is theorectically possible....HOWEVER...we have 6 or is 7 images from Dr. Mikey before he FINALLY got it right ...HEAD ON...from the tippy top of its headress to the bottom of it's chinny-chin chin.  Damned

Besides all the above...there is different lighting differences which also must be adjusted...Paintshop Pro XI might be able to do it....have a go :D

Kidding Kalter... Scream

Hope this helps.

Bob...
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I'm an Earthling with a Martian Soul wanting to go Home.   
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#10
Bob......

OK...your judgment sounds most disheartening......

BUT...is pixel matching actually necessary ???

I mean...start with a Mariner-9 image compared with an MGS version. There is a certain "core" value set that results in both. Likewise...interpose a Viking Face between Mariner and MGS. Again, there is a certain common core value set shared between them.

I suppose it's unavoidable to introduce "subjective" variables.
Mariner Faces were cold...imperious...Egyptian.
Viking Faces are bestial...tortured...slaves.
MGS Faces reflect a bi-polar mixture of the two previous.

Can't I have a feature such that I can scroll my mouse wheel and morph between the images???
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#11
Wook,
Actually, I don't think Dan was the only person refering to the FOM as the "Monkey Face" back then. I've seen it called that since, but can't remember where as such use seems to have been discontinued for years now.
Don't know if CBS  even coined the phrase originally. But it was in use for some time I believe.
So, the words Autumn and Fall are not to be capitalized?
They are in my world!

What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there a thing of which it is said, "See, this is new?"It has been already, in the ages before us. Ecc 1: 9-10
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#12
I remember the term from that time and thought it was very strange remark at that time.
Monkeys on Mars?
Disinfo/reverse poo poo.
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#13
Kalter:

I tried doing that with the "ship on the Moon" images, entirely manually.
First I had to warp and rescale the separate images, then I used Levels
in Photoshop to try and "equalise" them all. Then I overlaid them
one by one and used the brightness/contrast to match them up as close
as possible. I got a result but wasn't much better than the best image
of the bunch, imo. I decided it wasn't worth the effort to do something
like that again!

I agree with Bob, one MRO probably outdoes any result from the best
you can achieve through layer adding pixel info, even if done using an
algorithm.

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#14
Orpbit2...OK...I'll have to bow to you and Bob's software proficiency......
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#15
View of the Ares Face from ALL missions:

http://hiddenmessagejournal.com/e107_pl ... p?album=22

Enjoy  :uni:
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I'm an Earthling with a Martian Soul wanting to go Home.   
You have to turn your own lightbulb on. ©stevo25 & rhw007
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#16
Cheers
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#17
After looking at these images for hours one of the things that absolutely frustrates me to no end is that I just cannot get a clear sense of what the surface is like even starting just a couple hundred meters from the face. Why is it light and dark everywhere? All I can say is that it looks mottled and that it must be virtually impassable on foot for miles around. If I am understanding the resolution right, it looks to me like the entire area, but for the face itself and a couple of larger craters that everything is extremely hilly. .... like the only way you could traverse it is by limiting your steps to the very highest points at any given turn. What I am seeing is not merely the highest points being the most sunlit. It almost gives me the impression that basically the surface was lighter in color and as you excavate into it a bit, the material just beneath the surface is darker.

However it was constructed, it does not look as though roads were necessary...which would make some sense if the FACE is sitting on the floor of an ancient dry seabed.

I'd sure appreciate anyone's informed opinion of the character of the surface around the face itself. We also have some other satellite images that just seem to have much better detail of other areas of Mars. I don't get it.


TX.
It should be apparent that there are many civilizations here now from other worlds and that they've been here for a very long time. The earth is a kind of wildlife sanctuary in the remote Western arm of the Galaxy....and the egg is hatching.
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#18
We will..

I've targeted the entire area and more with MRO, all it has to do is fly over them.

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#19
Upon closer examination of the eye in photo, E03-00824 - the pupil is almost perfectly circular..
Just amazing images.
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#20
You ought to see it in infrared.
[Image: 788-1011B_930-1103G_1011-1178R_Vis_overlay.jpg]
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#21
or perhaps I could get more specific, that one's great, but I've got the face a lot closer.
The band ratios used in this one bring out the Western side, the eye is stand out!
[Image: 662-1011B_788-1103G_930-1258R_E0300824_Facethumb.jpg]
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http://www.keithlaney.net/BullittsIRvie ... 4_Face.jpg

This one is a wider combination of ratios which brings out what's on the eastern side.
The eye is stand out!
[Image: 788-1011B_930-1103G_1011-1178R_E0300824_Facethumb.jpg]
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http://www.keithlaney.net/BullittsIRvie ... 4_Face.jpg
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#22
I do see hints of Hoagland's "blockies"  Are the blockies, real in your opinion, Keith? <img
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#23
They're ON the image, that's all I can say for sure.

[Image: blockines2.jpg]
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#24
Oh Damn!
I can't believe I left this one out.

I wasn't satisfied with the new MRO face image, so I redid it.
You might like this one better, I managed to remove most of the diagonal noise.
This one's half size and will view in your browser
http://www.keithlaney.net/images/face-filterHP33.jpg

this one is full sized, you can download and view it in your imager
Right cluck the link, and 'save as'
http://www.keithlaney.net/images/face-filterHP.jpg
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#25
I can view both at the same time. Thanks for the images, Keith.

RCH was supposed to turn out a paper on the face from MRO, but he never did.
Coming soon is beginning to mean...maybe never...
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#26
actually the eye has four circles as pupils, they refract light from all approaching directions causing the face to be always looking in your direction like one of those creepy paintings.
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#27
[Image: FaceItMan.jpg]

[Image: FaceItlion.jpg]



Here's looking at you!
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#28
A face is a face, of course, of course, unless itz NASA that says neigh of course... <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/rofl.gif" alt="Rofl" title="rofl" />
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#29
for sure it is indeed a face, from any angle.
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#30
Quote:for sure it is indeed a face, from any angle.

And from ANY camera at any resolutions...excepting MSSS's Unicorn Noggin as a PR punch at ESA...wonder if it was personal? :uni:
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#31
Couldn't you see them smugly laughing among themselves..
"We put a big knot on that damned ....THING!"
It was a literal bust upside the head.
and previously they did "A Slap in the Face"

Well, that face...
it just keeps turning the other cheek.
if you get my drift
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#32
Quote:Couldn't you see them smugly laughing among themselves..
We put a big knot on that damned ....THING!
It was a literal bust upside the head.
and previously they did "A Slap in the Face"

Well, that face...
it just keeps turning the other cheek.
if you get my drift

Oh I do... Mellow
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[Image: H3253ColorWebTH.jpg]
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http://www.keithlaney.net/images/H3253ColorWeb.jpg
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