Saturday, October 13, 2012

NASA Photo: 'Cookie Monster Craters' On Mercury

'Cookie Monster Craters' On Mercury Visible In NASA Photo 

Mercury Crater Cookie 

Craters photographed by MESSENGER spacecraft may appear to resemble a familiar television character, a favorite of children. Image acquired August 29, 2012. 
By: Clara Moskowitz

Published: 10/12/2012 02:18 PM EDT on SPACE.com

It turns out, 'C' is for crater, and not just cookie.

An impact basin spotted on Mercury with two smaller craters above it looks remarkably like the sweet treat-loving Cookie Monster muppet of "Sesame Street" fame — at least to the eyes of scientists working on NASA's Messenger mission to the small planet.

More - Link >>> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/12/cookie-monster-craters-mercury-nasa-photo_n_1962053.html 

Sources: Space.com , The Huffington Post. 

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