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'Mickey Mouse' spotted on Mercury


Posted on Monday, 18 June, 2012 | Comment icon 19 comments


Image credit: NASA

 
Move over Face on Mars - Disney's beloved mascot has been photographed by the Messenger probe.

In a prime example of how easy it is to see meaningful shapes in otherwise abstract patterns, this popular photograph from the surface of the planet Mercury shows three craters forming the familiar outline of Mickey Mouse.

NASA's Messenger probe has been mapping the planet since it arrived in orbit last year, it is currently on a one-year extension aimed at taking photographs while the sun is near the horizon.

"The mousy shape comes from three overlapping craters in Mercury's southern hemisphere, northwest of a larger crater known as Magritte."

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Comment icon #10 Posted by Alienated Being on 19 June, 2012, 2:58
So what? Michael Jackson's face was formed in my Honey Nut Cheerios the other day, but you don't see THAT making headlines.
Comment icon #11 Posted by ZaraKitty on 19 June, 2012, 3:29
Time to start a Mickey Mouse religion!
Comment icon #12 Posted by Khaleid on 19 June, 2012, 5:36
Great idea!!! But wait,... Isn't that spot already taken by the DisneyStore©?
Comment icon #13 Posted by 747400 on 20 June, 2012, 19:58
Didn't L. Ron Hubbard already do that ...
Comment icon #14 Posted by jgorman628 on 21 June, 2012, 15:16
Has to have been an unknown alien society living on a planet which has almost 600 degrees C change from day to night. Seriously, how could anything else create that image? Oh yeah, random meteor strikes. Dang, I thought we had proof of alien civilizations living on mercury.
Comment icon #15 Posted by csspwns on 22 June, 2012, 1:19
cant really see the right side of mickey
Comment icon #16 Posted by Delovely5150 on 22 June, 2012, 16:06
I think some people are running out of things to do, LOL. Hail Mickey!
Comment icon #17 Posted by fantastico on 23 June, 2012, 11:36
Going to Mercury was a smart move on the mouse's part. So much easier to access all the delicious green lunar cheese.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 23 June, 2012, 12:08
The obvious destination of choice of Mickey Mouse has to be Pluto.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Capt Amerika on 27 June, 2012, 21:38
Sounds "Goofy" to me....


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