Re: Reply #48 and then #51.
"When will Mars Express HRSC take pictures of the so-called ‘face’ in the Cydonia region?
ESA’s Mars Express orbiter was not in a suitable position to collect images of Cydonia area until late in 2004. Until then, Mars Express could observe closely only southern latitude features. Planetary scientists are interested in Cydonia because it is part of the boundary between highland and lowland areas, and it was planned to map this boundary area during October 2004.
Mars Express did cover this area during orbit 262 but it was not possible to obtain images of high enough quality due to factors such as the swath width at that location, atmospheric distortion and poor resolution. Now, the highland/lowland boundary will be covered in January to February 2005.
When the orbiter arrives over a suitable position in the northern hemisphere, it will be using its High Resolution Stereo Camera in the course of its planned and routine mapping of the surface, but not specifically to study any ‘face-like’ features. The mesas of Cydonia are of interest to planetary scientists, but they are not a priority for observations. These images will be used to look at the geological formations in this region to see where water once flowed, as some scientists think the northern plains are all that is left of an ancient Martian ocean.
Twenty five years ago, NASA's Viking 1 spacecraft was circling Mars, taking photographs of possible landing sites for its twin, Viking 2, when it spotted the shadowy likeness of a human face in the region of the Red Planet called Cydonia. The ‘Face on Mars’ became a popular icon. It has starred in films and appeared in books and magazines for 25 years! Some people thought the ‘face’ is real evidence of life on Mars.
Although most scientists did not believe the face was an alien artifact, photographing Cydonia became a priority for NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor when it arrived at the Red Planet in 1997. In April 1998, Mars Global Surveyor flew over Cydonia for the first time and took a high-resolution photograph, ten times sharper than the original Viking pictures. It revealed a natural landform, there was no alien monument after all.
But not everyone was satisfied, because the camera on board Mars Global Surveyor had to peer through wispy clouds to see the surface. Perhaps, the sceptics said, alien markings were hidden by haze. In 2001, Mars Global Surveyor drew close enough for a second look and captured an extraordinary photograph using maximum resolution. Each pixel in the 2001 image represented 1.5 metres, compared to 43 metres per pixel in the best Viking image from 1976.
The picture showed a feature called a ‘mesa’, like the landforms common in western USA. The Cydonia region is littered with many mesas like this, but which do not look like human heads and they attract little popular attention. Subsequent laser altimetry scans, with height measurements made to within 20 to 30 centimetres, confirm that its shape and all of its dimensions are similar to the other mesas and not exotic in any way."
Hmm, guys, sorry but I got lost at a certain point. He has clearly said that the Face "will be" actually photographated on that Genuary-February period.
Then he has hijacked (I don't know whether voluntarily or not) the main question in order to say a lot of craps on the Face.
For istance, he states that according to "us" - I refer to those who "believe on the Sculpture" - the "haze" prevented the Face to be clearly seen.
Oh man, when will die thos idiot people who tend to join toghether all those who do not think like them.
I am different by Hoagland in what I think of Cydonia.
I believe in something hugely different than Hoagland does about Cydonia newest images.
Then let's move to the most important matter...
I don't know how to express my gratitude to you, Ludwig, for Reply #49, and the wonderful morph you've just provided.
I know how you may feel, but I "blame" you a little, for no one ever seems to be able to stand calmly the fact that who rule over NASA is hiding important truths.
Just accept it, and inspite of confused get enraged, or nervous.
SPREAD that clip among your "friends" everytime you will speak of Cydonia again.
Now, how could be ignored such an evidence on that clip? Inspite they are aligned, the two "mesas" are different in size.
I think someone could now understand what it has always appeared clear to me, even without a morph or a "2-framed" gif.