06 May 2009
And now the Mars skull
A picture taken on Mars by a panoramic NASA camera known as Spirit seems to have pareidolia connoisseurs all of a flutter. According to the Telegraph an image in a rocky desert, which appears to be vaguely skull shaped, has got internet forums are full of chatter,
The oddly shaped space boulder appears to show eye sockets and a nose leading to speculation it might be a Martian skull. One alien-spotter speculated: "The skull is 15 cm with binocular eyes 5 cm apart. The cranial capacity is approximately 1400 cc.There appears to be a narrow pointed small mouth, so this creature most likely is a carnivore."
Another joked: "The coronal ridge shows ample structure to support the musculature of antennae, although none are visible in this view. The nose area is broad and blunted as you would expect to see in a cold and windy landscape. Is he decapitated or is he buried up to his neck?
Hmm Mars has given some wonderful images for a certain section of humanity/ Back in the 70s we had the Face, more recently there was Bigfoot. and then the log and what looked like a decent patio. Now there’s a skull. Well I suppose it will keep some nutters occupied for a while