A NEW 3D RECONSTRUCTION FURTHER TESTIFIES THAT
A - THE MESA FORMATION IS NOT A FACE, YET ARTIFICIAL
B - THE VIKING AND MGS PHOTOS MATCH


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A 3D animation of the face, mimicing the lighting and viewing angles of the famous '76 Viking photo and the new '98 MGS photo - the shape of the mount does NOT change during the animation!

Download a higher resolution AVI version of the above animation

The 3D model is not 100% accurate (more like 75%), but it sure is enough to prove that these two apparently very different looking shapes are one and the same!

BACKGROUND

It's been two years since the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) transmitted its controversial new photos of the Cydonia region on the red planet.

Though the formation seemed very much unlike a humanoid face in the new picture, it is still believed by many that it was intentionally structured as a face, by intelligent alien beings.

With my researh in 1997-1999, I was trying to present strong evidence to support at least the following conclusions:

1. The formation is very likely at least partially artificial, though probably the facial features are unintentional.

2. The MGS image was definitely portraying the same formation as the 1976 Viking photographs, with nothing added or removed.

When I was making a lenticular 3D image of the Cydonia region, I also had to add the depth information to the "face". While for this purpose it was only necessary to have just a rough 3D shape, I got inspired to make another 3D model of the Mars Face mesa - now based entirely on the new image.

The recent film "Mission to Mars" was a disappointment in many ways, not least because of its obvious technical and dramaturgical flaws. Perhaps it was trying to prease the "Face fans", but I'm sure even the most fanatic believers considered the story of the film purely a result of imagination.

Though it was pleasing to see the Martians portrayed as beautiful peaceful creatures, I don't think there is no more reason to support the idea the Mesa formation is a face. Since it is obviously very corrupted by erosion, it is possible it originally looked like a face - but the same applies to ANY Martian geological formation!