Is the famous image of a face on Mars a trick of the light or an artificial structure reprinting a face?
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No, it's just a myth. That picture had a low resolution and a particular light angle made it look like a face, but see this:
Here's what it looks like from the oblique:
It's clearly not a face.
What the picture actually shows is the Martian equivalent of a butte or mesa -- landforms common around the American West. "It reminds me most of Middle Butte in the Snake River Plain of Idaho," says Garvin. "That's a lava dome that takes the form of an isolated mesa about the same height as the Face on Mars."
We have a habit of finding patterns were there are none (Pareidolia):
... with our knowledge of pareidolia, and the high resolution images provided by NASA, do you think the Face is still a face, or an optical illusion enhanced by the fact that we were originally looking at very low resolution images?
The Badlands Guardian in Alberta, Canada, discovered through "Google Earth".