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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