Pareidolia :-) Big Smiles Every One
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FINAL LOCATED AT N44°AB.CDE W88°FG.HIJ
The term pareidolia describes a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon, and hearing hidden messages on records played in reverse. The word comes from the Greek para- —"beside", "with" or "alongside"- meaning, in this context, something faulty or wrong (as in paraphasia, disordered speech)—and eidolon—"image" (the diminutive of eidos—"image", "form", "shape"). Pareidolia is a type of apophenia. - wikipedia
As I was looking around for smileys, I came across some of the biggest ones you will ever see. Maybe you can find them too and have as much fun as I did looking.
A. This Big Smiley was acquired on January HI of last year and has a resolution of D meters per pixel. The average distance from one side of this smiley to the other is about G km across.
B. This Big Smiley is a compilation of E camera passes over it and is much larger than A, in that it is FAB or FGC km across. Now that's one big smiley!
C. This Big Smiley appeared one month ago to the day. It was best viewed in Australia, but could be seen from the Americas. However, if any of us had the opportunity to see this smiley, we would have witnessed a Big Frowny instead, being on the opposite side of the equator. According to Australian newspapers, the best time to have seen this one was about FC and GC minutes after sunset. In this smiley, Jupiter is J40 million miles away.
Have a Happy Day!
CORRECTION: AB was supposed to be HI, sorry.
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