Photo: New Face on Mars!
This image was discovered by Italian Mars enthusiast Matteo Lanneo via the Google Mars site. Lanneo sees a resemblance between this profile and Indian civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi. We don’t see that. But it definitely resembles a bald man seen in profile. A little chubbier than Gandhi though. Our pal on Twitter @insideniagara said:
Looks like Oliver Hardy without his bowler hat. #;)
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As with all such photos, skeptics immediately claimed it was an example of “pareidolia”. A phenomena which Wikipedia describes as “s a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. ” In other words, it isn’t a face. It just looks like one.
Perhaps. But where’s the fun in that? And where’s the Oliver Hardy references? Truth: Skeptics are not fun.