Lava Flood Draws Elephant On Mars!


Elephant On Mars?

The dried flood of lava over the surface of Mars has created the spitting image of the eye and trunk of an elephant.

The curve of the animal’s forehead and the dent of an ear also appear in a new photo taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

“This is a good example of the phenomena ‘pareidolia,’ where we see things (such as animals) that aren’t really there,” University of Arizona planetary geologist Alfred McEwen wrote in an update posted on the university’s HiRISE website

The Mars elephant illusion photo shows a region of the Red Planet called the Elysium Planitia, which is the youngest flood-lava province on Mars.

Original picture:

Image released April 4, 2012. Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona 

A closer look at the Eye of the Elephant!

Ancient Structure / Monolith? Spheres? (Circular and V-shape) …or just an optical illusion?

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Source and author: Mars



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