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It has a long history with Mars and pareidolia – the human tendency to see familiar objects in random forms. I spent hours once, just for fun. Space fans have seen the imagination .
With a few fields of imagination and a willingness to be stupid, you can find all sorts of fun shapes dotted on the floor of Jezero Crater. Here are some of the best so far.
Software engineer Kevin Gill, a data controversy at NASA-JPL, has extensive experience in processing images of Mars for the pleasure of space fans. He noticed an elegant stone snapped by the rover on April 15.
“Oooh, it looks like NASA Sustainability has found a tiny petrified brachiosaurus on Mars,” tweeted Gil.
The small stone had a long “neck”, a small “head” and a large body, which made it look like a famous large dinosaur, eating vegetation. To me, this unusual rock looks like No-Face from the Studio Ghibli Spirited Away movie.
Space writer Jason Major spotted a croup-shaped rock in the distance in an image of a rover from February. “Perseverance probably won’t bother to study it, but I hope someone writes it down as an ‘asshole,'” said Major’s shoe.
Perseverance got a clearer look at the “ass” a month later. And it still looks a bit like the back.
Like we’ve seen all kinds, perhaps derrier-shaped stones will become hot targets for the cameras of Perseverance.
The first widely known rock from the mission dates back to the end of March, whenResearchers have suggested that it may be a meteorite or a weathered piece of rock base.
With NASA’s previous rovers as a model, we can expect more pictures of fun, intriguing and downright fun Martian rocks as Perseverance makes its way through the crater.
With other rovers who have already spotted a spoon, a, fruits and “ , “we could use a few more food items and table settings to make a complete dish of pareidolia.
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