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Not Pluto: Mercury Mickey Mouse snapped by NASA orbiter

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Not Pluto: Mercury Mickey Mouse snapped by NASA orbiter


Three craters resembling the head of an iconic Disney character have been photographed by NASA’s Mercury orbital spacecraft Messenger.

­The small rocky planet nearest to the sun is dotted with numerous craters. The ones resembling Mickey Mouse are located in the southern part of Mercury, to the northwest of the recently named crater Magritte.
Mickey’s “face” formed by the larger crater is approximately 105 kilometers in diameter. It also actually sits to the north of the two smaller ones, so the head would appear to be upside-down if put on a map..... MORE

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URL: http://www.rt.com/news/mickey-mouse-head-mercury-063/

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