The Martian Enigmas
Image Gallery of Martian Anomalies
Mans interest in our sister planet Mars goes as far back into antiquity as written language has
chronicled. Named for the Roman god of War. The Babylonians called her Nergal after their
god of fire and war. The ancient Greeks considered her to be synonymous with their god of
war - Ares. Even ancient Hindus equated Mars with war as it was called Angaraka after
their war deity. To the ancient Chinese, Mars was was a harbringer of death, war and
destruction. All these traditions may well trace to an earlier source or they may all be
Fast Forward blowing past the War of the Worlds genre, we arrive at the 1970s when the
Viking missions began sending back the first reasonably clear images of the Martian
surface and the image of the Face on Mars stoked our interests even further. The world got its socks knocked off with the Cidonia face.
Cidonia face did not pan out and it is more than likely an accidental illusion fueled by "Pareidolia" our primitive survival instinct to see patterns.
Come the Rovers - trolling the Martian surface and beaming back data bites to Earth. Many of the images we receive are grossly out of place to what we percieve, or what science dictates that the Martian surface should be. We have many instances of "Pareidolia" - but there are way too many unexplained and seemingly unexplainable anomalies to simply shrug off.