Astronomy Cast Ep. 463: Pareidolia and the Moon

Article written: 30 Oct , 2017
Updated: 8 Jan , 2018
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The man in the moon, the pyramids on Mars. Every cloud, ever. Humans have a tendency to pattern match when they’re looking around the Universe – it’s called pareidolia. What causes this behavior, and how can we use this to debunk some hilarious conspiracy theories?

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