NASA depicts a bear on Mars

NASA depicts a bear on Mars

NASA/JPL-Caltech/OR Arizona Image of a bear’s head on the surface of Mars.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/OR Arizona

On January 25, 2023, NASA shared a satellite image of a bear’s head on the surface of Mars.

Space – teddy bear travels on Mars. This amazing discovery was shared by NASA on January 25th. In the image released by the US space agency, we can actually guess the bear’s head that appears on the surface of the celestial body.

According to scientists from the University of Arizona, two pits show the animal’s face. These form the eyes and a muzzle muzzle suggestive of a muzzle. A geological formation located 251 kilometers above the Terra Sirenum region, in the southern hemisphere of Mars.

Collapsed hill and potholes

On the University of Arizona websiteGeologist Alfred McEwen scientifically explains the elements that make up these ” Bear’s head “:” There is a mound with a collapsed V-shaped structure (the nose), two fossae (the eyes) and a circular pattern (the head)”. Because in fact, if the face is drawn accurately, it is because the craters and the mound lie in the middle. Circular fracture It is certainly covered with deposits of lava or mud, which thus form the head of the teddy bear.

This is the HiRISE onboard camera, a high-resolution device capable of taking pictures of the kitchen table from space onboard the satellite. Mars orbit surveyr, who took this snapshot last December. And on Twitter, the picture amused netizens a lot.

This is not the first time that images of Mars have amused netizens. Recently, red planet Getting people talking about after a shot conjures up the possibility of a file Strange door Or the image that conjures up a man nailing a rock.

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If it is scientifically unlikely for a human being to be on Mars and even less so for a giant bear to smile on the surface of the Earth’s satellite, then this is a well-known phenomenon that prompts our minds to think about it. It is called seeing familiar faces or objects Pareidolia. It’s the same thing that happens when we see a face in the clouds.

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