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Fact is NASA "doctors" every image that comes from MGS. It's necessary because the raw data is almost always lacking in contrast. If you were to see the raw images you would wonder how anything could be seen at all on the surface of Mars. This digital "enhancement" is the source of all the acrimony about Hoaglands' so-called "face on Mars". Because the notorious "cat-Box" image was released immediately W/O being ortho-rectified & tweaked to the satisfaction of the Cydonia adherents, they have taken the conspiracy route to explain the fact that the "Face" doesn't look much like one anymore. IMO Malin et al rushed the pic out in order to assuage all the criticism about not re-imaging the region. Since what came out with 10X better resolution than Viking clearly looks less like an artificial construction than an unusual pile of martian rocks....all the face partisans have to find a way to disparage it.

I would ask that everyone who invests any "belief" in the whole RCH "Monuments on Mars" scenario ask themselves why 10X better resolution has not provided 10X better proof that all the various so-called artificial constructs are actually that? What I mean is that the Fortress, pyramids, city, tholus, D & M, and the FACE ITSELF are LESS believable as a result of being re-imaged at 10X better resolution! Logically if these things were all artificially constructed they would be dramatically MORE convincing the closer you could get to them....the opposite is the case. Instead we are ever told we must look even closer, or just outside the provided camera swath...or even that we must now back off and take images from a certain distance that was pre-figured by the ancient Martians....whatever it's all sour-grapes because the pretty little picture Hoagland painted of Cydonia IS NOT THERE and belief dies hard. If a big toe W/toenail had been seen & publicized like RCH did for the face we would now have legions of anomalists finding analog toes across the Martian landscape... instead of faces everywhere. You can find most any shape, figure or likeness you can think of SOMEWHERE on the surface of Mars. The more you stare at the pics, the more you will see. Some people stare so much they see things literally everywhere. The face in Meridiani is an amazing facsimile of a face. There are many other features on Mars that perfectly resemble animals, pyramids and even things so weird they must remain un-classified until better imaged/understood. Same for Earth,Venus, the Moon..etc.etc. So far only on Earth have we found artificially constructed monumental ruins. Possibly someday that will change, but not likely because the "Face" really was one. The pictures from Mars have always seemed evocative, almost familiar, and conducive to speculations about the possibilities of life having developed there or even migrated there at some time in the past. Anything is possible in my view but the "Face on Mars" theory and most of what it has spawned in the way of making "connections" to ancient earth civilisations is very shaky ground and not being backed up with systematic additional confirming imagery of the objects described.IMO.

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Face on Mars is only ONE OF MANY 475 Richard Fusniak (Fuzzy) 26-Nov-00 11:43
RE: Face on Mars is only ONE OF MANY 230 David S 26-Nov-00 19:26
RE: Face on Mars is only ONE OF MANY 218 Pilgrim333 26-Nov-00 20:11
RE: Face on Mars is only ONE OF MANY 213 Christophe Leijnen 26-Nov-00 21:45
RE: Face on Mars is only ONE OF MANY 130 Bryan 26-Nov-00 22:04
RE: Face on Mars is only ONE OF MANY 163 laura 26-Nov-00 22:47
RE: Face on Mars is only ONE OF MANY 195 Richard Fusniak (Fuzzy) 26-Nov-00 23:20
RE: Face on Mars is only ONE OF MANY 209 laura 27-Nov-00 10:15
RE: Face on Mars is only ONE OF MANY 210 Bryan 27-Nov-00 10:21
RE: Face on Mars is only ONE OF MANY 202 laura 27-Nov-00 12:24
RE: Face on Mars is only ONE OF MANY 236 David S 29-Nov-00 08:37
RE: Face on Mars is only ONE OF MANY 256 Sam Kendall 30-Nov-00 03:05
Yes and the 161 Frank Leonard 30-Nov-00 03:59
RE: Yes and the 226 Sam Kendall 01-Dec-00 03:15
RE: Yes and the 201 Frank Leonard 01-Dec-00 05:50
Please give me your opinion 142 Sam K 02-Dec-00 21:37
RE: Please give me your opinion 189 Frank Leonard 02-Dec-00 22:34
Thanks for your opinion 195 Sam K 04-Dec-00 00:52
You're welcome.... 204 Frank Leonard 04-Dec-00 01:23
RE: Please give me your opinion 152 laura 04-Dec-00 09:41
RE: Please give me your opinion 214 Frank Leonard 05-Dec-00 06:02
Do Ya sees Faces with aspects... 200 MARS REVEALER 30-Nov-00 16:12
Planetary Data System - apologize David. 205 Richard Fusniak (Fuzzy) 29-Nov-00 12:09
RE: Planetary Data System - apologize David. 195 R. Avry Wilson 29-Nov-00 12:46
NASA can't be trusted 396 Fuzzy 29-Nov-00 14:18
RE: Planetary Data System - apologize David. 251 Chronos 29-Nov-00 23:48
RE: Planetary Data System - apologize David. 214 R. Avry Wilson 29-Nov-00 14:32
Doctored NASA Face image 198 Fuzzy 29-Nov-00 15:37
Doctored NASA Face image 208 Fuzzy 29-Nov-00 15:40
RE: Planetary Data System - apologize David. 170 Frank Leonard 29-Nov-00 16:04
RE: Please give me your opinion 204 R. Avry Wilson 04-Dec-00 14:42


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