This thread is for posting any images that look like faces, animals, plants or anything you think has an interesting shape.
Humans are very good at pattern matching, probably due to evolution (it’s rather handy being able to distinguish the face of a tiger hiding in the undergrowth waiting to pounce on passers-by!).
This ability to find patterns in the environment is called Pareidolia
Here are some examples from the forum, in no particular order.
The face in the white crater, posted by Half65
25 July 2010, shows how little is required to create an image of a human face.
# ID: AMZ1001azx
# Latitude: -9.02022°
# Longitude: 15.4515°
The following face was posted by ElisabethB
, 29 June 2010 in the Interesting terrain
thread. I have rotated the image into ‘portrait’ mode!
In the following image, I see a sea-horse on the right and a bearded man at the bottom left.
I found these marvelous flat critters. I can't imagine what could cause them. Does anyone know?
Posted in Lunar Features - channels, pits, domes
. 18 May 2010.http://moonzoo.s3.amazonaws.com/v10/slices/000332765.jpg
(near the Ina formation)
I call this 'Man emerging from pit'
From Moore F crater. M103302202RC
I’m sure that there are many more faces, animals, plants and other exotic things to find in the images we get to analyse. Post them here with a description of what you see.