Mars Face At Night
Written By: Electric Warrior
(The Electric Warrior) - Mars anomaly researchers
who have been clamoring for a nighttime infrared
image of Cydonia got their wish today, just in time
So what does this thing look like at night and why
is it important? In this image, the notorious Face
on Mars is very difficult to distinguish from the
surrounding terrain, unless you know where to look.
Mars anomaly researchers hope that a nighttime
infrared image will provide clues about whether
or not the landform is artificial, indicating the
presence of extraterrestrial intelligence beyond
The Face is circled in the photo that accompanies
The feature is much easier to see during the day
in a photo shown side-by-side with this new THEMIS
data. According to the Arizona State University
team, "This knob can be seen in the daytime image
because of the temperature differences between the
sunlit (warm and bright) and shadowed (cold and dark)
The online ASU article concludes that recent NASA
missions like Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey
have provided detailed views of the hill which show
that it is a normal geologic feature.
Mars Cydonia researchers have awaited this nighttime
image to see if it reveals anything peculiar.
Electric warriors await further analysis.
The so-called ’Face on Mars’ at night
(NASA/ASU) - This pair of THEMIS infrared images
shows the so-called "face on Mars" landform viewed
during both the day and night. The nighttime THEMIS
IR image was acquired on Oct. 24, 2002; the daytime
image was originally released on July 24, 2002...
The 3-km long ’face’ knob was first imaged by the
Viking spacecraft in the 1970’s... Since that time
the Mars Orbiter Camera on the Mars Global Surveyor
spacecraft and the THEMIS visible and infrared
cameras on Mars Odyssey have provided detailed views
of this hill that clearly show that it is a normal
Tonnies: Nighttime Infrared Image of Face Released
(The Cydonian Imperative) - A new nighttime image
showing the Face on Mars in the infrared (IR)
spectrum fails to provide evidence of underground
structure, although the poor resolution leaves the
question of subterranean architecture open. While
not mentioned on the ASU site, the Fort and D&M
Pyramid are also seen in the new nighttime image.
The latter formation retains its "starfish"
appearance, with relatively warm edges and cool
planes, suggesting a layer of insulating material.
This supposition is verified by high-resolution
THEMIS visible-wavelength image of the D&M, which
shows a veneer of (presumably) windblown material
peeling away from the southern facet.