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"The Mars Elephant" -- NASA Mars Reconnassance Orbiter (HiRISE), 2012 | NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Ariz.
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The Weirdest Mars Illusions and Pareidolia

We've all seen familiar objects in random shapes, but what are the top examples of pareidolia on Mars?

May 30, 2013
8:00 PM EDT
Rolling Stones Logo -- NASA Mars Reconnassance Orbiter (HiRISE), 2011 | NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Ariz.
'The Mars Flower' -- NASA Mars Science Laboratory, 2012 | NASA/JPL-Caltech
"The Smiling Crater" -- NASA Mars Global Surveyor, 1999 | NASA
"The Mars Parrot" -- NASA Mars Global Surveyor, 2002 | NASA/JPL-Caltech
Alien artifacts? -- NASA Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, 2008 | NASA/JPL-Caltech
"Mars Bigfoot" (a.k.a. "Mars Yeti") -- NASA Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, 2008 | NASA/JPL-Caltech
Trees on Mars? -- NASA Mars Reconnassance Orbiter (HiRISE), 2011 | NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Ariz.
"The Mars Rat" -- NASA Mars Science Laboratory, 2012 | NASA/JPL-Caltech
'The Face of Mars' -- NASA Viking 1 Orbiter, 1976 | NASA/JPL-Caltech