Introduction

Many images of the very same region allow a determination of size and height of landscape characteriscs.

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The following tables show the results of the measurements in the five pictures together. The width was determined like measurements with a slide gauge are done. Straight lines parallel to the straight margins were moved towards the mountain until they seemed to touch them and then the distance was measured. For the determination of the length of the mountain a set of two other parallel lines perpendicular to the first set was used to move them towards the arcs until they seemed to contact them.
The first table for the measurement of the width shows also the x/y-coordinates in pixels of the right/eastern point PE and the left/western point PW, which were used to determine the distance of the parallel lines from east to west: 

year

orbiter

picture size

resolution

PEx

PEy

PWx

PWy

pixel

width

1976

Viking

1204x1056

48m

353

464

384

488

39,2

1882m

1998

MGS

1024x1121

4.3m

228

220

435

491

435,6

1873m

2001

MGS

2400x2400

1.5m

1702

1017

542

1533

1270

1905m

2006

MRO

20048x15000

2048x1532

29.9cm

2.9279m

854

930

1413

640

630

1845m

2007

MEX

4970x3833

17.3m

2655

2366

2595

2275

108,7

1880m

 

 The second table for the measurement of the length shows also the x/y-coordinates in pixels of the upper/northern point PN and the lower/southern point PS, which were used to determine the distance of the parallel lines from north to south:

 

year

orbiter

picture size

resolution

PNx

PNy

PSx

PSy

pixel

length

1976

Viking

1204x1056

48m

352

498

384

452

56,0

2689m

1998

MGS

1024x1121

4.3m

52

452

593

236

621,3

2672m

2001

MGS

2400x2400

1.5m

753

447

1491

2103

1813

2719m

2006

MRO

2048x1532

20048x15000

2.9279m

29.9cm

1345

8885

1193

3912

921

13039

377

11774

920

8892

2692m

2699m

2007

MEX

4970x3833

17.3m

2690

2278

2561

2363

154

2664m

 

Result here: length 2.68 km (1,67 miles), width 1.86 km (1.15 miles),  ratio width/length ~√2:1 (1.44)

 

From Wikipedia:

English site: length 2km (1.2 miles), width 1.5 km (0,93 miles) ratio length/width 3:4 (0.75)

German Site: length 3 km, width 1.5 km, ratio length/width 2:1

 

 

 

 

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We are pleased to welcome you on our homepage. Be informed on our online presence about research and results regarding the famous mountain on Mars in Cydonia Mensae region. As an oronym we continue to use the term 'Face of Mars', although the mesa only looked on the first fotos taken from it like face, lying half in shadow. These pictures are not a good example for pareidolia, the appearance of a face on the very first pictures is obvious. This does not apply for newer fotos, they do not show the appearance of a face. Only people who mean to identify a face on newer fotos may labour under pareidolia. But nevertheless the mesa has more properties, which are not usual for naturally formed mountains ...

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