pareidolia

Apparently, This Nebula Looks Like Godzilla. Do you see it?

We’ve written often about how pareidolia -- the human tendency to see faces or other features in random images --…

8 months ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 463: Pareidolia and the Moon

The man in the moon, the pyramids on Mars. Every cloud, ever. Humans have a tendency to pattern match when…

5 years ago

What is Cydonia?

The Cydonia region of Mars has been the subject of scientific and popular curiosity for decades, thanks mainly to its…

6 years ago

Faces of the Solar System

“Look, it has a tiny face on it!” This sentiment was echoed ‘round the web recently, as an image of…

7 years ago

Humanoid Shape Spotted on Mercury

You've all heard of the "face on Mars" and the "man in the Moon" -- well I guess this would…

9 years ago

Faces And Animals On Mars? Pure Pareidolia!

As kids, my friends and I would stare at clouds on lazy summer afternoons and point out faces and animals…

9 years ago

Face-to-Face With Some Shattered Lunar Boulders

[/caption] Breaking up may be hard to do, but these two lunar boulders seem to have succeeded extremely well! Imaged…

10 years ago

No Humanoid on Mars, Just Rocks

Okay, once and for all, let's make this clear. In the words of our esteemed Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait, "repeat…

14 years ago