October 13, 2012
Mercury Craters Look Like Cookie Monster
Clara Moskowitz, 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.
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