A big face on Mars
The time is 1976. The location is somewhere around Mars. The participant is the Voyager-1 spacecraft. I was taking pictures of the planet’s surface from the orbit of Mars. When NASA scientists around the world revisited the images, an unexpected photograph took everyone by surprise. What you see in this photo is a giant human face staring at Voyager’s camera.
The face was discovered in the Cydonia region of Mars. The face is about two miles wide. After the discovery, the NASA scientists were shocked. But a few days later, NASA astronomers, after careful study, explained that it was just a natural mark on the rock, and that the face was formed by the sun’s rays. But many did not believe this explanation.
The photo has been particularly popular with NASA since its release. Newspapers Radios; TV shows comment on this face. Hollywood has also made films. Some people think this is strong evidence that there is life on Mars. Even NASA budget staff have prayed for a higher level of life on Mars.
Most scientists do not believe that the surface of Mars is an ancient cultural heritage left behind by life on other planets. However, in September 1997, when the NASA-launched Mars Global Surveyer spacecraft landed on Mars, it was the first time it had traveled to Sydney for a photo shoot. The main reason for shooting in this area is to carefully re-photograph the face taken by the Voyager 1 18 years ago.
Here are some more photos of the face on Mars in 1998 and 2001
This is a recap of the surface image of Mars in 1998 and 2001 (Photo: NASA)
The Mars rover flew over space on April 5, 1998. The vehicle captured 10 times sharper images than before. Thousands were waiting for this photo. However, at the time of the photo release, it was found that the face did not appear and was just a normal plateau. There are no ancient structures of living planets on any other planet.
However, not everyone agrees with this answer. The site is located on the north side of Mars, and April, when a spacecraft was photographed, was wintering on Mars. The weather was cloudy, so the photo was taken through thin clouds.
As a result, NASA’s Mars rover was launched in April 2001 and flew over Sydney again. This time, I was able to take sharp photos because it was cloudless.
This time, there is no dispute. No one can deny that the face that has captured the attention of people for 25 years on Mars is actually just an ordinary plateau.
Later, when 3D-assisted laser imaging was used to reshape it, it was found to be a normal plateau with no surface resemblance. What eyes? Nose Not found in the mouth. And so the dream of science fiction writers came to an end.