3D Face on Mars

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3D Face on Mars


Explanation:

Get out your
red/blue glasses
and gaze down on this
weathered mesa on Mars.

Of course, described as a rock formation which resembles a human head
in a 1976
NASA press release
,
this mesa is also famous as the
Face
on Mars
.

The sharp stereo
image was created by
combining high resolution pictures from cameras on two
different spacecraft in Mars orbit -
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
and
Mars
Global surveyor
.

It shows rugged details of the
approximately 2 kilometer wide, isolated hill - similar
to mesa landforms
on planet Earth - rising
some 240 meters above the plains of the martian
Cydonia region.

This remarkable 3D view exaggerates the hill's vertical dimensions.




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