This image was taken last December by a NASA space probe launched on August 12, 2005 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Many went to multiple interpretations of what the image is, and of course, some even questioned the possibility of bears on the Red Planet, but the truth is that this image does not mean the presence of giant bears on the surface of Mars, but rather it is simply a form of the human tendency to see random shapes and match them with familiar shapes. .
A copy of the image captured shows that the formation in question spans about 2,000 meters in diameter.
The University of Arizona interprets this image as just a broken V-shaped hill in the center of an ancient crater, on which a pool of lava and mud was deposited.
The so-called pareidolia is defined as the human tendency or delusion to see facial structures in everyday objects – such as seeing “the man on the moon”, or a face on a piece of toast.
There is no denying, the crater looks like a bear’s face. And we’ve seen some strange craters on Mars over the years from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera – like the famous smiley face, or the elephant and the bird.
HiRISE Principal Investigator Alfred McEwen said: “There is a mound with a V-shaped collapse structure (the nose), two craters (the eyes), and a circular fracture pattern (the head). The circular fracture pattern may have resulted from sediment deposition over a buried impact crater. It may be The nose is a volcanic or mud opening and the deposit may be lava or mud flows.