Keys to the Pictures:
Mystery picture 1 in the K-4 activity
is a duck and a rabbit.
Mystery Picture 1 in the 5-12 activity
is a man with a wreath of leaves and two lovers kissing beneath an arbor
Mystery Pictures 2 and 3 are images
taken on the planet Mars.
The first seems to show a "raccoon" face.
The second shows the same terrain from
a different perspective and in different lighting conditions. The
lighting and angle of the first picture caused the hills to appear as holes,
thus creating the "racoon" face image.
*** News Note ***
NASA images show Mars 'face'
is just a hill
NASA released a new photograph of Mars showing
the so-called "Face
on Mars" is only a hill. The image, taken by the Mars Surveyor
circling the red planet, gave scientists the closest look yet at the surface
feature that appears to resemble a human face. The face in the Cydonia
region of Mars had come to light after it appeared in pictures taken by
the 1976 Viking mission. Some scientists have speculated the "face"
was not a one-mile long natural feature, but rather might be a monument
surrounded by pyramids, suggesting some kind of life on Mars. But the recent
image released put that theory to rest.