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Cydonia is a region on Mars covering some 2000 square miles and home to the famous Face of Mars formation (see if you can spot it here) as well as many other skull and pyramid type mountains.

Credit: European Space Agency.


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09/25/06 1:20 PM GMT
Many of the formations unusual similarities to faces and skulls are often little more than shadow play and tricks of light, however, the High Resolution Stereo Camera on board ESA's orbiting Mars Express shows that the Face itself still has a remarkable resemblance to a human face when viewed from any angle. Spooky.
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A smart bomb is only as clever as the idiot that tells it what to dosi vis pacem para bellum.
09/25/06 1:33 PM GMT
any possibility you have heard muse's new song, Knights of Cydonia (i love it)
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All is fair in love and war
09/25/06 1:53 PM GMT
none at all :-)
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A smart bomb is only as clever as the idiot that tells it what to dosi vis pacem para bellum.
09/25/06 5:55 PM GMT
Great pic, thanks!
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"The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne, Thassay so hard, so sharp the conquering..." Chaucer
09/25/06 8:31 PM GMT
Got it Phil, this is cool and I really do get into the astronomy thing.
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09/26/06 9:09 PM GMT
I love the hues and detail of this. Now you make me want to start looking for ESA galleries to raid... lol! ^_^ That is not a human face... It's them aliens. Surely you knew that... :P
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09/26/06 10:25 PM GMT
This is an amazing image of Mars.The best I have seen..Fav.
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09/28/06 12:08 AM GMT
wow, i found both the face and the skull! that's so cool, I didn't know there was a skull on mars... thanks a buncho for charing.
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09/29/06 8:28 AM GMT
Great stuff Phil , thanx for posting .
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09/30/06 6:36 PM GMT
Impressive image of mars. I see lots of faces and skulls :-o even the head of a lion in the thumbnail. I really do need to lay off the caffeine.
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10/03/06 9:06 PM GMT
I saw it that is so cool, thanks for sharing...
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10/09/06 5:43 AM GMT
Of course the face is real. Who elses helments would have been the inspiration for Egyptian headdress'? Chariots of the Gods. Resolution is magnificent
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10/21/06 9:00 PM GMT
Like bcbird quite rightly pointed out, Muse have done a song called Knights of Cydonia which is great! Try and listen to it! Anyway, I never actually knew which planet Cydonia was on - I'd heard of it but thought it was maybe on Jupiter or Saturn. Nice upload, especially with the quality of the resolution. I wonder if you'd see any tripods from War of the Worlds if you look closely?
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01/17/07 12:17 AM GMT
It's the face of a big cat I saw right away - in the thumbnail! Interesting photo.
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06/06/09 2:13 AM GMT
True, is like a big cat/lion
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