Feb 08 2012

Hand of Mars

I found this color enhanced shot of dunes on Mars as seen by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft last Fall. Does it remind anyone of a scarred palm and a few fingers? Click to beautifully embiginate.


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    Back of the hand, I think, based on the way the “knuckles” are bent.

    “Knuckles” is a funny word. Took me three tries to type it! New wallpaper anyhow.

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    I’m with Trebuchety; looks like the knuckles of one of the great apes. I’m thinking gorilla.

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    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Does it remind anyone of a scarred palm and a few fingers?

    Yup. Me – and I’d say you as well, right?

    Click to beautifully embiginate.

    Been taking blogging lessons from the Bad Astronomer eh? ;-)

    Nice photo. Not quite pareidolia (sp?) but close. Cheers.

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    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    Yeah. Looks like the back of my hand, only the fingers are far too smooth. The color enhancement makes the relief appear more profound than in other images. But yeah, long live the proletariat.

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    Whoa! That must be the hand that goes with the “face on Mars.” Quick, call Erich von Däniken. Don’t believe? Just wait until they find the foot.

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    That must be the print of where God rested his hand while crafting Earth!

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