Face on Mars
October 24, 2006 7:03 AM   Subscribe

Stunning video flyby of the "Face on Mars". Oh, and this one too. via
posted by grateful (18 comments total)
Great video. Needs music though.
posted by KirkJobSluder at 7:19 AM on October 24, 2006

Stunning simulated flyby
posted by poppo at 7:52 AM on October 24, 2006

I don't see a face. :)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:56 AM on October 24, 2006

it's just a model...
posted by Heywood Mogroot at 8:02 AM on October 24, 2006

posted by salmacis at 8:04 AM on October 24, 2006

Goes away unstunned.
posted by Joeforking at 8:22 AM on October 24, 2006

I thought there would be more. I'm not very impressed with this at all.
posted by faceonmars at 8:31 AM on October 24, 2006

Propaganda by the face deniers!!!
posted by Liquidwolf at 8:33 AM on October 24, 2006

Another YouTube post.

Matt, why not just redirect your URL and save us the trouble of clicking on a link to get there?
posted by three blind mice at 8:33 AM on October 24, 2006 [1 favorite]

“The new HRSC images confirm again the natural origin of this geological feature.”

So...it naturally formed a human head wearing a helmet?
Arabia Terra, eh? Hmmm....mighty suspicious name there.
But it’s stupid to think NASA would bomb the site, when they could easily fake it with computers.

I like Sagan’s eggplant = Nixon through human brain pattern recognition explaination.
But what if it IS a sign? I can’t take that chance. Looks like I’ll have to slaughter my firstborn.
*hoists pants*
Seriously tho - what if it was a face placed there by an alien civilization? It’s not like there’s any course of action we could/should take other than further exploration. And we’re doing that anyway. Doesn’t affect me going and getting coffee in the morning or having to shovel the driveway. Ah, wonderment - we’re not alone in the universe - great. Made any contact? Talked to anyone? They’re all dead huh. Just the face left. A sorta Martian Ozymandius. Ok, so...uh...slaughter the first born or just go on with my life then?
posted by Smedleyman at 9:05 AM on October 24, 2006

posted by The Card Cheat at 9:21 AM on October 24, 2006

three blind mice - This isn't YouTube. Did you check the link? FYI - ESA is the European Space Agency.
posted by grateful at 9:22 AM on October 24, 2006

All this proves is that the humanoids who populated Mars have serious musculoskeletal disfigurement.
posted by I Am Not a Lobster at 9:41 AM on October 24, 2006

It's more fun if it's a face, so it's still a face. I'm not going to let some geek with a half hour on Bryce tell me differently.
posted by JWright at 9:43 AM on October 24, 2006

The face video ain't so amazing but I was taken by the simulated flyby of Olympus Mons' Eastern Escarpment. Olympus Mons being the biggest geological feature in the solar system (27 kms above the mean surface level - obligatory wiki link) I have no idea of the scales involved in that flyby - how big must those scree slopes be?! - but liked imagining. Thanks for this.

I'll be really excited however, when someone posts a link to 'Google Mars' - I've wanted to zoom around the Valles Marineris (uber uber version of the Grand Canyon) ever since I read about it.
posted by pots at 10:20 AM on October 24, 2006

I've been doing a little work along these lines myself lately.
posted by rlk at 10:59 AM on October 24, 2006

I can see what the image is but what are you doing with it? Have you got any more detail?
posted by pots at 3:04 PM on October 24, 2006

That's pretty cool, but I was expecting an actual video taking from a satellite rather than a reconstruction from topographical mapping data.

Oh, and three blind mice, you win the award for laziest snark; you couldn't have even been bothered to hover over the link. That's pretty damn sad.
posted by delfuego at 6:53 PM on October 24, 2006

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