On 2003-01-21 06:33, Irishman wrote:
, I tried to approach this objectively and give you the benefit of the doubt. I downloaded each of your links in order, including the zoom of Copernicus. I did not see your amazing discovery. Nothing in that picture drew my attention. I scanned the image looking for any shapes or strange objects, and nothing.
I even looked in the box that narrowed the field down to a small corner, still didn't see anything.
Finally I get to the page with the pictures that have the feature in question outlined (that JayUtah
described as a cartoon - the outline, not the feature). It was only then I identified the shape you claim is important. Straining my imagination, the top looks vaguely like the head of ET. It narrows to what could be interpreted as a neck, then spreads again at what would be shoulders. The left side of the image has what could conceivably be an arm and a hand and a stubby little foot, but the right side is obscured. And what is the tail thingy at the bottom?
In short, whatever interpretation is being given to that image is loony. There's nothing there but a Rorshach test. In fact, look at the shadow outlining the right shoulder and head, and it looks triangular, almost like a B2 bomber. It stands out a lot clearer than the image outlined on that page you link.
's explanation is right on the mark. It is a random pattern of bright and dark caused by variation in the lunar terrain, that someone has found a pattern in like finding shapes in clouds. The pattern is only in the eye of the beholder.