When you stare up into space, some things stare back. No, not aliens. But these “faces in space” are formations on planets, stars or clouds of gas that look uncannily like visages.
Psychologists have a name for the phenomenon that makes people see faces on inanimate objects. It’s called pareidolia, and it’s helped people identify patterns in space for millennia — the constellations are a particularly old example.
They may not be the evidence of alien life that UFOlogists are looking for, but even the most skeptical among us can agree that these faces in space are fascinating fixtures of our universe.
Check out the below “faces in space,” and next time you’re staring out into the sky, give ’em a wink.