A sculpture and a door observed on Mars

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. – Striking images have been sent by the Curiosity robot. We see a sculpture and a door. Explanations.


amazing pictures

The Curiosity rover continues its journey and never ceases to amaze scientists. The machine recently photographed unusual objects on Mars. Thanks to the erosion of the Martian soils, a striking sculpture in the shape of a peak drawn in the rock has been unearthed in the crater of Gale. Around mid-May, a photo of a hole in the rock resembling a doorway was sent by Curiosity.


A pareidolia

The image in question obviously does not show a door, but a simple opening dug into the rock. Here, our brain plays tricks on us by trying to associate the image with a known figure. This is pareidolia. The photo reveals a kind of optical illusion that motivates us to find a resemblance to an object.


Source : NASA/JPL

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