Mars perseverance turtle

this image looks like turtle on mars

Trying to get back to the creek. Who processed these images? If from raw feed please post link.

Got this image from NASA’s website 360-degree photo

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I must ask, do you really “believe” that’s a turtle? If you do I will share some knowledge.


Pareidolia (/pɛraɪˈdoʊliə/,[1] /pɛriː-/[2]) is the tendency for incorrect perception of a stimulus as an object, pattern or meaning known to the observer.

Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, or lunar pareidolia like the Man in the Moon or the Moon Rabbit. The concept of pareidolia may extend to include hidden messages in recorded music played in reverse or at higher- or lower-than-normal speeds, and hearing voices (mainly indistinct) or music, in random noise such as that produced by air conditioners or fans.[3][4]

Pareidolia was at one time considered a symptom of psychosis, but it is now seen as a normal human tendency.[5] Scientists have taught computers to use visual clues to “see” faces and other images.[5]


I would only add, don’t be embarrassed. This is also a teaching forum. We had a guy years ago who swore he saw “chicken bones” in Gusev Crater. Had to be there.

Why do I protest images. Hort tought me. I listened. I know enough to recognize a fraud.

Did Hort like me. No. He thought I drank too much and was annoying.

Do I still love him. You bet your ass.

i should have said its a rock that looks like a turtle the hi res photo looks better

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Welcome to the Mars Rover Blog.

You should not stop posting. If I told you the things I saw.


No one can tell me those aren’t frozen lakes.

The first image they say is CO2 lens ice guysers. The second image they have no explanation.

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Are these photos from the late Joe Skipper’s website?

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Yes Mars pond? Ben there got the t-shirt?

Yes. Skipper was an abstract thinker.

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Darwin, Good, you are familiar with his posts. Do you recall one post that was from a satellite photo, zoomed in to see a Martian City? One could actually see different shapes of buildings that did not look like the usual photos of pixels that take on odd shapes when the photo is enlarged or zoomed. His explanation if I remember correctly was that NASA did not apply some type of photo application on this particular photo before it was released to the public by mistake. He explained that if they did, he wouldn’t have been able to zoom in close as he did to capture the details in the photo. My question is, is this really possible to do? I am not insisting that Skipper’s explanation is valid, not wanting to sound like a conspiracy theorist. I know from reading people’s posts in this Mars Rover blog throughout the years, that the comments here are mostly scientific based, not wild speculations. People here are very knowledgeable about what is possible to do with photography so this would be the place to ask.

Sorry that was a pixualastion. He did post some great things. WE will always remember.

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