Photo1 shows the original Viking face. Photo2 shows the MGS photo overlaid over the Viking one. The MGS photo is 90% transparent.
Photo 3 is interesting in that 2 pupils begin to form (MGS 80%
transparent). The left pupil is a hill, and the right pupil is a ridge over what
was previously thought to be the nose. In photo 4 the eyeballs are more
prominent and just under the right eyeball what looked like the nose on the MGS
photo comes up as the right cheek (MGS 70% transparent. Since the 2 photos are
perfectly aligned in other feaures such as craters, the coathanger, etc. this
effect cannot be due to a different perspective.
In photo 5 the eyeballs become clearer, and the left eyeball is
seen to have 2 lines coming off it (MGS 60% transparent). These lines are added
in to illustrate geometric patterns and lines in hills around the face. In photo
6 the face effect starts to fade, but the left eyeball is at its most prominent
(MGS 50% transparent). The right cheek appears more as the hill in the MGS
In photo 7 the face effect dies away as the shadows recede (MGS 40% transparent). The triangles appear as arrows all pointing to the same place on the face mouth.
The eyeballs have some interesting symbols on them.
This is the left eyeball in the photo above and this is a traced outline of the eyeball markings on it. Here is another view of the eye from the raw photo. Note that raw photos are not rectified for an overhead view, and so appear from a different angle.
This is the right eyeball in the photo above and this is the outline of the eye shape. Here is the eyeball from the raw photo.
contains a left eyebrow symbol outlined here: The left eye cavity is darker
The right eyebrow contains eyebrow symbols outlined here:
Where the shadow creates a nose effect there
are 2 nostril symbols:
This is the left nostril and here is the outline. Here is the raw photo.
This is the right nostril and here is the outline. Here is the raw photo.
This is the nose tip ( raw photo here)and this is the outline with the nostrils. In this context the nose appears as flattened with simian nostrils. Here it is in the raw photo.
This is the left corner of the lip outlined here: The right lip edge has the outline shown here: The left mouth edge has symbols here:
while the right mouth edge contains the
This last photo is significant in that this is where the arrows all point to. It depicts a complex structure surrounded by possible language symbols.
The lower lip is outlined here:
The outlines on the face in the MGS photo is
with the shadows forming the features more clearly in the overlays at the top of the page.