NASA photographs craters that resemble Mickey Mouse on Mercury

June 18th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Mickey Mouse on MercuryNew York, June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The NASA’s Mercury orbital spacecraft Messenger has photographed three craters that strongly resemble the head of the iconic Disney character Mickey Mouse.

Mercury is a planet whose rocky surface is dotted with a high number of craters. The Mickey Mouse-resembling craters are situated in the planet’s southern part, to the northwest of a crater that has been recently named as Magritte.

The largest of the craters that make Mickey’s head is approximately 105 km in diameter. The crater sits to the north of the other two smaller craters that make Mickey’s head. Therefore, the character’s head would appear to be upside-down in a map of the planet.

The image is part of a collection of more than 89,000 photographs taken by the NASA orbiter over a year-long mission.

Our universe has numerous environments that closely resemblance to earthly realities. One of the best known of these formations is Mars’ Galle, a crater that resembles a happy smiley face.

One of the most impressive features found in space that looks like a worldly reality is situated in Mars’ Cydonia region, where the taken by the Viking 1 orbiter took a photograph of a formation that resembles a human face.

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