The Face on Mars2016-12-11T12:56:09+00:00

The Face on Mars 

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The “face” on Mars

PSEUDOSCIENCE

A popular term for Plate #035A72, a specific image taken in 1976 by NASA’s Viking 1 spacecraft of a geographic region of Mars that scientists had called Cydonia. According to some, 35A72 bears a striking resemblance to a human face (at 12 o’clock in image 35A72) , complete with headdress, which triggered speculation that it was a monument built by an ancient civilisation. 
One fruitcake, Richard C Hoagland, went on to claim that he had discovered evidence of structures and relics which put the age of the postulated city at 500,000 years old (give or take a week). NASA–per Hoagland–was clueless about the magnitude of his discoveries and conclusions. Dr. David Morrison, Chief of the Space Science Division at NASA’s Ames Research Center, said Hoagland was largely “self-educated” in science (translation, a self-taught fruitcake). Morrison knew of no one in the scientific community, or with the NASA Mars Science Working Group…who ascribed any credibility to Hoagland or his weird ideas about Mars.

Reference http://www.gpposner.com/Hoagland.html

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