Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Face on Earth
Remember the Face on Mars? It made news when Viking 1 took a photograph of a place in Mars, which had surprising amount of resemblance to human face. It was explained that human eyes are trained to find patterns whenever they look at something. Among hundreds and thousands of natural formation, some will resemble elements that are familiar. So the face on Mars was dismissed as nothing more than a random rock formation. Later inspections proved that the lighting in that region at the point of time when the photograph was taken was critically responsible for the resemblance.Thanks to Google Earth now we can make similar discoveries on Earth. The picture shows a rock formation which can be seen in a region in Canada. Doesn't it remind you of ancient cave sculptures?! Click to view it directly in Google Map.