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Humanoid Shape Spotted on Mercury
universetoday.com ^ | September 16, 2013 | by Jason Major on

Posted on 09/16/2013 11:22:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin

In yet another instance of the phenomenon known as pareidolia, it’s hard not to see the vaguely human shape in this image of Mercury’s surface, acquired by the MESSENGER spacecraft in July 2011. But what looks like a person with upraised arms (resembling, the team suggests, a certain carbonite-encased space smuggler) is really an ancient block of surface crust that juts from the floor of Mercury’s vast Caloris basin — likely the remnants of harder material predating the basin-forming impact 3.9 billion years ago. The low angle of sunlight from the west helps to highlight the surface shapes.

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This elevated rise on Mercury resembles a vaguely humanoid shape

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1 posted on 09/16/2013 11:22:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Not nearly as convincing as that one on Mars.


2 posted on 09/16/2013 11:23:34 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: BenLurkin

They have their heads in the clouds again or stuck....


3 posted on 09/16/2013 11:23:45 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BenLurkin

I see a tooth.

Or is it Mary?


4 posted on 09/16/2013 11:24:00 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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5 posted on 09/16/2013 11:24:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin
It looks like the Gingerbread guy in Shrek!

"Not my gumdrop buttons!"

6 posted on 09/16/2013 11:24:49 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: fwdude

It’s a zombie!


7 posted on 09/16/2013 11:26:24 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s just Mercury


8 posted on 09/16/2013 11:27:05 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: BenLurkin

I hate to see what they find on Uranus.


9 posted on 09/16/2013 11:28:14 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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I hate to see what they find on Uranus.

Klingons.

10 posted on 09/16/2013 11:29:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DonaldC
Face on Mars
11 posted on 09/16/2013 11:29:11 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: BenLurkin

12 posted on 09/16/2013 11:29:41 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like her right boob is bigger than her left...


13 posted on 09/16/2013 11:30:24 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: dfwgator

I spit coffee out of my nose when i scrolled down to this....thanks!


14 posted on 09/16/2013 11:30:33 AM PDT by Shamrock498
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To: BenLurkin

Jimmy Hoffa- RIP


15 posted on 09/16/2013 11:30:41 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: DonaldC

Looks like the Pilsbury Dough Boy.


16 posted on 09/16/2013 11:31:18 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: equaviator

Looks more like.....Obama’s Birth Certificate.


17 posted on 09/16/2013 11:31:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin
Took some tough SOBs to carve that out, Mercury ya know, a bit tepid.
18 posted on 09/16/2013 11:33:15 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: dfwgator

One thing I can always find on FreeRepublic.

A lot of humor.


19 posted on 09/16/2013 11:35:52 AM PDT by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s Jimmy Hoffa!!!!


20 posted on 09/16/2013 11:36:00 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: BenLurkin

That’s Jimmy Hoffa!!!!


21 posted on 09/16/2013 11:36:00 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: BenLurkin

Is this where Jabba the Hut put Han Solo?


22 posted on 09/16/2013 11:36:54 AM PDT by married21
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To: married21

23 posted on 09/16/2013 11:37:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jeff Chandler
Woman on mars:


24 posted on 09/16/2013 11:38:47 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: The Cajun
It's just a short back home from the surface...
25 posted on 09/16/2013 11:39:58 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: DannyTN

And Judge Crater is right next to him.


26 posted on 09/16/2013 11:40:55 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Could have something to do with the Ambrose Bierce story “ A Vine on a House”

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/A_Vine_on_a_House


27 posted on 09/16/2013 11:42:43 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like a flying squirrel.


28 posted on 09/16/2013 11:45:53 AM PDT by Drew68 (Cruz '16)
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To: Abathar

It’s been my experience that this is very common.


29 posted on 09/16/2013 11:47:16 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: BenLurkin

And this cloud looks like a puppy.....


30 posted on 09/16/2013 11:48:41 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: BenLurkin

31 posted on 09/16/2013 11:49:15 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: BenLurkin

Just a few weeks ago, there was talk of a Mars Rat as seen from a telescope. Another NothingBurger of a story to stir the deep pot of speculation.


32 posted on 09/16/2013 11:50:13 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: KC_Lion

funniest line that most people missed in ‘Armegeddon’:

“What’s up Harry...NASA find oil on Uranus?”


33 posted on 09/16/2013 11:52:18 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: BenLurkin

To quote the “Finding Bigfoot” team: “That’s a Squatch!”


34 posted on 09/16/2013 11:58:19 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: fwdude

Looks like a grilled cheese sandwich /sar


35 posted on 09/16/2013 11:58:53 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Lee'sGhost

It is, but it’s also been my experience to never, EVER point that fact out no matter how many beers you’ve had...


36 posted on 09/16/2013 12:38:45 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: dead

“you’re a monster”


37 posted on 09/16/2013 12:40:40 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: BenLurkin
And they call this News now days . . . yikes!
38 posted on 09/16/2013 12:43:09 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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39 posted on 09/16/2013 12:45:08 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like the holes congress shows to us on a regular basis.


40 posted on 09/16/2013 1:02:07 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: BenLurkin

Looks more like a prehistoric female figure to me-but if it’s Solo, Fett picked a great place to dump him! Melted coffeetable!


41 posted on 09/16/2013 1:47:45 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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42 posted on 09/16/2013 2:20:09 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Queens can be from Mercury, I guess.)
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To: dfwgator

Like she uses “Pixeleen” when she puts on her makeup?


43 posted on 09/16/2013 2:26:28 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

It’s called “chat” here on FR.


44 posted on 09/16/2013 2:56:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

gotcha’


45 posted on 09/16/2013 2:59:27 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Charles Henrickson; martin_fierro; BenLurkin

The whereabouts of the Space Frog have now been confirmed ...

46 posted on 09/16/2013 4:28:22 PM PDT by mikrofon (One GIANT Leap.....)
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To: BenLurkin; brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; ...

Thanks BenLurkin. Looks like the Gingerbread Man ran so fast he achieved escape velocity, but wound up augering in on Mercury. Or maybe it was that “Oh ****!” guy in ‘Flesh Gordon’. Extra to APoD.


47 posted on 09/16/2013 5:55:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: BenLurkin

I for one, welcome our Mercurian overlords.


48 posted on 09/16/2013 5:57:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jeff Chandler; JoeProBono
Happy Face on Mars
49 posted on 09/16/2013 5:59:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: married21

50 posted on 09/16/2013 6:00:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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