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FACE II

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Face dimensions: Length 1.4 miles; width at base of nose 1.1 miles.

Angle of nose ridge axis to brow ridge axis: 86 degrees to the east.

Forehead, eye sockets, nose ridge, lip orientation, jaw line are demarcated by topographic features.

Left lower side of face is deformed as is the mirror image, right lower side of the Face on Mars; the Face II is the mirror image of Face I on Mars.

An unexplained notch or indentation occurs on the lower right side of the jaw on Mars. On Earth this notch is located on the left side (mirror image). A gully-eroded four-sided pyramidal mound fits into this notch on Earth. It is composed of angular blocks of shale and rubble, possibly from more recent carving or reshaping of the Face II after glacial damage more than 10,500 years ago. This mound would not have survived an ice advance, implying that it was formed after the Wisconsin ice retreat.

The Wallkill River passes directly below the base of the nose, demarcating its lower end, and erosional cliffs have formed on both sides of the river.

Cultural coincidences

A pair of water tanks is located at the exact intersection of the nose ridge and brow ridge.

A small lake on north side of Face II is named Echo Lake.

The New York Psychiatric Hospital for the criminally insane is located on the forehead of Face II.

A recent landfill project is filling in and coincidentally repairing the portion of the lower jaw eroded by a meander loop of the Wallkill River. The name of the company operating the landfill is Al Turi (as in Alpha Centuri?).

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