October 13, 2012

Mercury Craters Look Like Cookie Monster

Clara Moskowitz, Space.com


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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.

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TAGGED: Mercury (planet), Nasa, Craters, Cookie Monster, Sesame Street

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