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Weird Face In the Pillars of Creation?

  1. May 13, 2012 #1
    Well I personally love the "Pillars of Creation" because they are magnificent. I was scanning one picture and i saw what look very close to a face and i thought i would like to share it.

    Picture 1: "Pillars of Creation"
    Picture 2: Face cropped out.
     

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  3. May 13, 2012 #2

    Drakkith

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    Hmmm, I'm not really seeing it.
     
  4. May 13, 2012 #3
    Something that you have to realize is that the human brain is preprogrammed to recognize faces. You have things like the face on Mars.
     
  5. May 13, 2012 #4

    OmCheeto

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    I like the Canina Nebula myself. I can see a rabbit playing an accordion, a man in a space suit, 3 skulls, a dragon, one caterpillar, an x-ray of my lower intestines, a bunch of shrimp, and a gorilla staring at a seahorse.

    Your weird face in the Pillars looks like a distorted slug to me.
     
  6. May 14, 2012 #5
    How do you not see it :O it so clear .
     
  7. May 14, 2012 #6
    Again, all sorts of things that, in reality, only vaguely resemble faces, the human brain notices a clear face in.

    And yes, I do notice it. Interesting!
     
  8. May 14, 2012 #7

    It's a gorilla with a wig and Jar-Jar Binks staring at a seahorse! I think we have a winner :)
     
  9. May 14, 2012 #8

    Borek

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    Reminds me of a concerned leaf I found in my backyard.

    concerned_leaf.jpg
     
  10. May 14, 2012 #9

    Drakkith

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    Not to me. I don't see it at all.
     
  11. May 14, 2012 #10
    Its so clear. Haha you can easily see the eyes the eyebrows the mouth and a weird beard.
     
  12. May 14, 2012 #11

    Chalnoth

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    It's called pareidolia.
     
  13. May 14, 2012 #12
    Probably.
     
  14. May 14, 2012 #13

    Chalnoth

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    What do you mean probably? That's what it's called.
     
  15. May 14, 2012 #14

    OmCheeto

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    I see a hamster now wanting to eat the gorilla.....

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    where the hell is jar-jar?

    argh.

    time for bed again....
     
  16. May 15, 2012 #15
    There's a lot of thing we can see in space that look familiar to us.
     
  17. May 15, 2012 #16

    Drakkith

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    Lol, not me. I have no idea how you're seeing it!
     
  18. May 16, 2012 #17
    I have no idea how your not seeing it.
     
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