Friday, June 22, 2012

The outline of "Mickey Mouse" on Mercury

This is not any joke or false move. The U.S. space agency shared his Flickr account this unique picture with the title "Mickey Mouse found on Mercury". The photograph is from the surface of the planet from the sun and the silhouette resembles the popular character created by Disney Studios. NASA explained that the photograph was taken by the MESSENGER spacecraft and is the result of a whimsical combination of craters and shadows in the global south. "The shadow helps define the striking resemblance to" Mickey Mouse ", created by the longest accumulation of craters on the geologic history of Mercury," NASA said in describing the picture. Messenger is the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury and during their first year of mission took 88,746 images and other data sets.

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