We’ve had the Face on Mars, the Smiley Face on Mars, even the Elephant Face on Mars — and now we’ve got the Mickey Mouse Face on Mercury, courtesy of NASA’s Messenger probe.
The mousy shape comes from three overlapping craters in Mercury’s southern hemisphere, northwest of a larger crater known as Magritte. The biggest crater in this scene, which serves as Mickey’s head, measures about 65 miles (105 kilometers) across.
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The image on the left was just captured by NASA’s Messenger spacecraft, now orbiting Mercury. The image on the right is a famous rodent. I wonder when Disney’s lawyers would sue the solar system for intellectual property theft. From NASA: This scene is to the northwest of the recently named crater Magritte, in Mercury’s south.