Faces, Women's Silhouettes & Even Fruit: What Images Can Be Seen in Photos of Martian Surface?

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For almost half a century, people have been dreaming of reaching Mars, sending probes there in order to catch images of the Red Planet. Countless books have been written and films made about it, but even when we watch actual footage from Mars, it remains a mystery that haunts our imagination.

Some objects on the Martian surface are bizarre, while others look like cyclopic constructions or giant sculptures made by modern artists. Human faces, giant spoons, strange canals, and unnaturally round craters - you can find everything there, but no traces of humankind yet. But maybe one day we will be able to fix that and will see all these things with our own eyes!

© Photo : Public domain / NASAA small part of the Cydonia region that resembles a face seen in a photo taken by the Viking 1 Orbiter and released by NASA/JPL on 25 July 1976.
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A small part of the Cydonia region that resembles a face seen in a photo taken by the Viking 1 Orbiter and released by NASA/JPL on 25 July 1976.
© Photo : NASA/JPL/Marco Di Lorenzo /Ken KremerCuriosity manoeuvres into Kimberley region and scans scientifically intriguing Martian rock outcrops in search of the next drilling location, exhibiting several shallow hills in the foreground and dramatic the Gale Crater’s rim in the backdrop.
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Curiosity manoeuvres into Kimberley region and scans scientifically intriguing Martian rock outcrops in search of the next drilling location, exhibiting several shallow hills in the foreground and dramatic the Gale Crater’s rim in the backdrop.
© Photo : NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Image of a dark, smooth-surfaced rock, confirmed to be an iron-nickel meteorite, captured by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
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Image of a dark, smooth-surfaced rock, confirmed to be an iron-nickel meteorite, captured by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
© Photo : NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Red circle by Amanda Kooser/CNETSpoon-like formation on the Martian surface.
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Spoon-like formation on the Martian surface.
© Photo : NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/USGS The small spherules on the Martian surface in this close-up image are near Fram Crater, visited by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity in April 2004.
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The small spherules on the Martian surface in this close-up image are near Fram Crater, visited by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity in April 2004.
© Photo : NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell UniversityA tiny structure that looks like a human figure, photographed by Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on a Martian plateau in 2007.
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A tiny structure that looks like a human figure, photographed by Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on a Martian plateau in 2007.
© Photo : NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of ArizonaThis observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows that it is late summer in the southern hemisphere, so the Sun is low in the sky and the subtle topography is accentuated in orbital images.
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows that it is late summer in the southern hemisphere, so the Sun is low in the sky and the subtle topography is accentuated in orbital images.
© Photo : NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS A rock that may look like a femur thigh bone, captured by Curiosity, which is probably sculpted by erosion, either wind or water, according to the mission’s science team.
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A rock that may look like a femur thigh bone, captured by Curiosity, which is probably sculpted by erosion, either wind or water, according to the mission’s science team.
© Photo : NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSSA small, bright object on the ground beside the Curiosity Rover at the "Rocknest" site.
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A small, bright object on the ground beside the Curiosity Rover at the "Rocknest" site.
© Photo : NASAAn oddball rock shaped like a face, captured by NASA's Curiosity Rover in a photo on the Red Planet.
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An oddball rock shaped like a face, captured by NASA's Curiosity Rover in a photo on the Red Planet.
© Photo : NASAA round 5mm concretion on the Martian surface.
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A round 5mm concretion on the Martian surface.
© Photo : NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona An image captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter looking down onto what NASA describes as an "enigmatic landform".
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An image captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter looking down onto what NASA describes as an "enigmatic landform".
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