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COPRATES SCULPTURE
 
 
 
Yet another amazing image came to me from theerdd who also discovered the gridded pyramid in Columbus Crater.   This is his video of the feature: 

 

This image covers a huge area in Coprates Chasma (very close to Valles Marineris).   It contains numerous nested faces.  See if you can spot them.  This is the same style of artwork I have previously broken down in the Crown Face images.

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In this orientation there are two primary faces.  One is facing to the left and the other is facing to out right.

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In the upper right, there is a smaller nested face that resembles the larger face looking to our left.

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When the image is rotated, new large faces appear.  

Smaller nested faces appear in each new orientation.

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The area to the south also looks interesting.  Just southwest of the Coprates face there looks to be a smaller face at the foot of a cliff.

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We can get a closer look at it in the CTX. 

The smaller face holds up fine, it still looks like a face up close.  But unfortunately nothing about it looks particularly artificial when we see the details.   It is completely consistent with the naturally rough terrain of the area.  Still, the whole chunk appears to have fallen to the bottom of the cliff from a higher position, so any evidence that this smaller face is artificial may be hidden by a thick layer of dirt.
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Moving on, let's take a closer look at the area a little further to the south, particularly a mound we see in the ESA shot.

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In the USGS/ Viking image, we see the mound looks like it has much sharper corners, and looks much more pyramidal in form

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Now, let's go back to our original feature and take a closer look.  Fortunately, both CRISM and Hirise have also photographed it.  This is the view from CRISM:

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The CRISM shot gives us more detail, and it is largely consistent with the ESA version.

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Hirise gives us even more detail.

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And an anaglyph:

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It is easier to see the face with more distance.  Perhaps, with the right distance, we get the proper perspective:

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The Hirise image becomes even more interesting when we rotate it to see other perspectives. 

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 Like this one:

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A lion.

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...as well as a large letter "W."

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The CRISM image confirms this.

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And we can also see what appears to be the number "5" in smaller print  just to the right of the large "W."

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It is amazing how often numbers and letters appear around artificially suggestive features.  Further study of the Hirise image, shows that the area of the man's face and lion's face contains sharply edged hills, but not a lot of other detail to suggest artificiality.

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We begin to see a lot of interesting detail in the area closest to the large channel system to the north.  Keep in mind, this area (marked) is a landslide area.  We see debris moving from the higher elevation to lower elevations, and spreading out in a fan-like pattern:

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Here is a close-up shot of the area I have marked.  In the image below I have rotated the marked area about 90 degrees clockwise.  This orientation gives us the best logical view of the area, as it places the area of highest elevation at the top of the photograph.  It is a view which gives us the impression that we are standing at the bottom of the valley, looking up into the mountains.

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There is a large object near the top of the mountain that looks something like a man's head, and stands out somewhat from the rest of the area:

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Obviously, this is something we want to see in more detail.

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Whatever it is, appears to have sustained serious weather damage over time.  

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Even closer, we see that this huge head-like object has plenty of artificially suggestive details.  If it is a head, it appears to be partly broken, or partly covered with dirt.

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There are several areas of rock close by where faces appear, as if they are carved into the rock in a row.  There is also a cave with a rectangular opening (lower right), and a small object, that, at least from this angle, appears to be a small pyramid (upper right).

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The faces are not easy to see without a visual aid.  The image that follows is a fade study.  A single image can only convey so much information.  But our brain can soak in much more information if given the chance.  The image below simply changes brightness and contrast frame by frame to give our brains the chance to put together more information, and allows us to interpret the image dimensionally, as the changes in shading give us contour information.  The complete picture is assembled in our brains.  If you focus on each face that I have marked above, they should become clearer to you as your brain has the chance to soak up all of the available information:

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There are many more artificially suggestive details all over the mountain area.

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The Coprates Chasma face feature discussed in this site is located on Google Earth 5.0/Mars at: 15°10'34.84"S 56°37'28.21"W. 
The CRISM image used in this feature is located at:
Hirise images of this feature are located at the following links:
 
Special thanks to theerdd, ESA, NASA/JPL/JHUAPL, NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS, NASA/JPL/University of Arizona, NASA/JPL/USGS.
 
 
 
 
 
Raw Images Courtesy of NASA and ESA.  Special thanks to EVERYONE who has contributed in the search for Mars anomalies.  Also thanks to Google, Picasa, ImageShack, and Photobucket. 
 
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