Pareidolia on Mars

What we see on Mars: rocks, dunes, outcrops, even the occasional cloud should be enough to satisfy the scientific and artistic imaginations. Nancy Atkinson at Universe Today takes apart the notion that the “human” figure imaged by the Spirit rover is some huge discovery that NASA and the feds are covering up for fear of creating a panic. Or telling us the real reason why computers have gotten so good so fast.

The term is pareidolia: seeing or hearing things from a pattern perceived by one’s senses.

So tell me: can you see the bipedal figure in this image above? If so, you may be a pareidoliac.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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