Ancient Artifacts Seen On Mars Surface - SOL 1044

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I have been trying to get the best quality from the surface images from the Curiosity Rover.  The images saved on the NASA Raw Images Website are updated daily with 70 percent quality JPEG files that are explained by NASA on their website that since they have added another definition to the once strictly scientific term "Raw Images" it now will also have "Browse" images taken and saved at a lower resolution to allow the public to see what the rover has downloaded but not give all of the real data for six months after it has been downloaded.  This is a common practice in the world of space agencies.  The people who build the craft and invent and design the instruments get the first crack at the data so they can submit as many scientific findings to science journals around the world.  This brings publicity to the mission as well as much needed funding for Extended Mission plans.  

Todd is one of our great Forum Moderators, Site Administrators and a avid anomaly hunter.  When he posted an image of a face from sol 1044 on our forum at first I was excited to see what it was.  Especially since I knew that him and I have been working on techniques to turn the true "Raw Images / Data" into crystal clear images has been going very well.  I am very skeptical about "Faces".  but always give anyone's work a chance!  Faces are something I have stayed away from as the years progressed.   I must say Todd may be on to something here.  This one does look like it has face like features.  Not to mention it is sitting next to the end of what looks to be a three or four sided angled block that also looks manufactured.  In the mosaic bonus picture below you can see hundreds of other smaller artifacts of a totally different shapes and sizes pulverized by whatever cataclysm took the beauty of these works away and left it in piles of rubble.  Maybe one day we will know.  For now let me know what you think below in comments section.

Just like most Mars Anomaly images there is always a lot of people who come and watch and have already judged the video before even watching.  I ask you to please open your mind and watch the following video and view the enhanced versions of each anomaly below before rendering judgment!

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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This image from SOL 1044 was taken from the MASTCAM on the Curiosity Rover.  It looks to show a destroyed statue with what looks to be a human style bust along with many other seemingly intelligently made artifacts. Thanks to Todd for posting this.  This may have been found before it is amazing how many eyes are on these now.  In this video I use the RAW image since it has been 6 months since the original image has come out.  That allows me to start with a picture that has not been saved at 70 percent quality and saved with JPEG artifacts all over them.  I have battled these for years and if an image is within that 6 month time period I will do my best with the browse file from the NASA "Raw Image" database on their website but I would MUCH rather use the higher resolution images now.  What in the world is going on all over here!  Make sure you check out the website article because I uploaded the whole mosaic that was in the video to download and have it in super high resolution for you to take a look at.  The whole image is littered with what we call "Uncle Jakes Junkyard" over here.  

So what do you see?  What did I miss?  Just rocks?  Weathered?  Artifacts?  I usually don't do heads but this one sure looks like a human style face from the side with some sort of helmet on it.  Even if that is wrong the pyramid style point next to it was amazing.

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BONUS IMAGE:  The Panorama that I use in the video of the whole area.  These can be found in the Analyst Notebook that makes the PDS REAL "Raw Data" easy to find and browse.

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Thank you to Todd who is one of our forum moderators at for sharing this one in the forum.  I am sure others have found this before although NASA sure did hide it well in the Black and White footage on their website.  Making it harder for the public to see things like that if it wasn't for people like Todd and oh so many more going through the 100 percent lossless files as well as the 8 bit versions of them that come directly from the rover.   It takes us six months to between PDS dumps which often have older images on them as well.   So let me know what you think below?  Artifact or Natural?  My mind isn't made up on this one yet!

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