This is a hi-resolution picture of the 'face' on Mars taken by the Mars Global Surveyor;
This link will take you to the page that shows you the comparison of the Viking & Global Surveyor pictures. It also gives you the opportunity to see an even closer view of the 'face', as well as a 3-D composite;
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Posted 26 May 2001 - 01:14 PM
i think it would take longer than 25 year to erode that much. it's probably smooth because it was probably a volcano. in the original photo of the 'face on mars', one pixle represented about 2 metres on the surface, which was probably the reason why it was mistaken as a face.
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I wasnt referring to the difference to the original photos to the new photos as being just erosion after only 25 years. After all, it is a different RESOLUTION. That being said, it appears it could have suffered from erosion, among other things, from when it was CREATED, if it was created. That would explain as to why it's not a perfect "face" now.
This statement is for the ones who state that if it's artificial from intelligent beings, than why isnt it a better picture with more detail or something.