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Other Rocks[edit]

What are the other rock's names and/or links. Does the Mars Pathfinder article have a list? --Nathan8225 14:11, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

Yogi Berra Stadium???--malber 16:30, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

It's a bit of a stretch, I agree, but the first external link is an example of someone noting it, so it must be notable. Maybe. Bovlb 19:10:04, 2005-07-19 (UTC)

Confusion[edit]

On both images, i fail to find any rocks that resemble Yogi Bear in the slightest.. What am i doing wrong here. Gnu32 23:09, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

Ditto. Where is this Yogi Bear image? Is Yogi just a nickname? The cited articles don't say the rock looks like Yogi Bear. WpZurp 23:01, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

I had a hard time, too. Look in the black-and-white photograph straight to the left of the large rock there. It's just slightly above and to the left of the group of rocks that I guess the same person would say resembled Hawaii. I agree that it doesn't have a huge resemblence. --Unsigned.

I cannot see any resemblance at all to add my 2 cents worth. Unsigned, could you upload a version with what you are reffering to circled? I can't see anything but rocks and a Mars Pathfinder. Pretty lame really. And the color version looks like it hasn't been stitiched properly - there's a big cut line. --Fir0002 12:15, July 20, 2005 (UTC)

I updated the first image (and made the thumbnail bigger) to highlight Yogi Rock. I also agree that it doesn't look any more like Yogi Bear than any other rock, but, hey, I didn't name it. -- Plutor 15:59, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
Yogi rock head.jpg

The Yogi Bear article notes that " In the initial photos the rock had the appearance of a little bear facing away" - I found that thinking about it this way, as a generic bear, made it much more apparent. The head of a bear, seen from behind, facing off towards the top left corner. The "neck" at the back slopes down; the small pointy section at the front looks like a nose which is mostly "eclipsed" by the head; just next to it we have a distinct chunk which looks like the left ear, and there's a small lump on the other side (or possibly a small rock behind Yogi) which makes the right year. Does that make sense? I've added a rough outline image to give the right idea. Shimgray 16:39, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

Oooh. I see it now. Dang, compairing the rock to a bear requires more imagination than seeing pictures in most constellations! (though I think the big and little dippers really do look like ladles) I guess if you think really, really hard, you can imagine any shapeless object bears a resemblence to something. Also, I think you have to understand that the scientists who named the rock had probably been watching rocks for months, maybe years at a time, and were so bored out of their mind that they start fantasizing about faces on rocks (plus they might be drunk or on drugs). That kind of reminds me of the The Onion article, "Mars Rover Beginning To Hate Mars" (http://www.theonion.com/content/node/54360) By the way, should we add your outline of the rock to the main page? It might help people to see the resemblence. Kevin 15:03, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

I looks nothing like Yogi Bear! This page is rubbish, who decided that it looked like yogi bear? Your picture still doesn't make the rock look like Yogi. What a load of crap. --Differentgravy 18:51, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

I think there's some confusion here. My understanding is that someone saw the rock, decided it looked like a bear (or at least a bear's head), and then named it for Yogi Bear, as a specific bear. I'm not personally convinced it looks like a bear, but I can at least see where our unknown JPLer got the idea from - unfortunately I can't find a photo of a bear taken from this angle. Shimgray 19:16, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
Aha - try comparing it to this, which shows a panda looking away and slightly to the left. It's not the best of things to decide it looks like - it's a bit like seeing "shapes" in clouds - but I can see how the conclusion got there. Shimgray 22:30, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
The rock does resemble a bear quite clearly, but again whoever originally looked at the rock and said it resembled yogi bear must have imagined a hat shape on it --81.156.159.255 01:53, 21 July 2005 (UTC)


I am the same Unsigned from above, I had planned to come back to this, but couldn't find the page again. Now that I've found it I see there have been several changes, and I don't believe "Yogi Rock" is the large rock there, but I may be mistaken. As soon as I get the chance to upload, I will point out the one that I believe to be the true Yogi Rock, which should be sometime later today. --Unsigned
BAM! What do you all think? I think the article needs to be changed. Sevenspade 21:54, 26 August 2005 (UTC)
Um, no. There is no dispute as to which rock is Yogi, the dispute is to why the hell it looks like it. [1], [2] and [3] call it Yogi Rock, as do any number of other NASA pages. [4] also makes it quite clear. Shimgray 22:27, 26 August 2005 (UTC)
Aha, here's an explanation of the origin... still the big rock, though. Shimgray 22:12, 26 August 2005 (UTC)
Right. I'm all depressed now. Sevenspade 02:08, 27 August 2005 (UTC)

I love wikipedia[edit]

we have articles on other planet's rocks now!....--Alexandre Van de Sande 22:18, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

You might be amused to note that we don't just have an article on Yogi Rock - we've also ones on the Genesis Rock (from the Moon), ALH84001 (from Mars), and Heat Shield Rock (still on Mars). We probably ought to have one on Tracy's Rock, too. I feel a rather weird page coming on... Shimgray 22:30, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
Now we just need a List of named rocks on other planets. -- Plutor 12:37, 21 July 2005 (UTC)

This is a great little article! alteripse 13:20, 24 July 2005 (UTC)