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Pareidolia – it’s a wonderful thing, especially on this scale. To wit:

Famous Martian rock mesas known by names like the Face on Mars appear quite natural when seen more clearly on better images. Is reality boring? Nobody knows why some clouds make rain. Nobody knows if life ever developed on Mars. Nobody knows why the laundry on the bedroom chair smells like root beer. Scientific exploration can not only resolve mysteries, but uncover new knowledge, greater mysteries, and yet deeper questions. As humanity explores our universe, perhaps fun — through discoveryis just beginning.

The one on the bottom right there?

That’s your ma, that is.

(Image: NASA, Viking 1 Orbiter)


Laoise Moore tweetz:

I came across this lichen (I think) walking this morning in #BlueHills. In Massachusetts I never feel far from home.

(H/T: Niall Gubbins)

Previously: The Dark Molecular Cloud That Looks Like Ireland

Obligatory bewk plug: The Broadsheet Book Of Unspecified Things That Look Like Ireland (Edited by Aidan Coughlan, New Island)