Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Mickey Mouse Found on the Surface of Mercury [Mercury Mouse?]

by Shane McGlaun

MIC…KEY….MER…CU…RY. Yep, that stinking song is gonna be stuck in my head all day long now. NASA’s Messenger probe went into orbit around Mercury last March and has shot over 100,000 images of the planet since its mission began. Out of all those pictures, the most interesting is one it’s just been revealed.

It doesn’t take a genius to realize that in this image, these craters look like Mickey Mouse, with his bulbous ears. Granted it looks like Mickey Mouse with one ear bigger than the other. Messenger is important because it’s the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury, the planet closest to our sun. So far the images have been used to give scientists detailed information on the topography of the planet.

The images of also helps shed light on what the mysterious deposits in the permanently shadowed poles of the planet actually are. Some thought the deposits could possibly be ice. Messenger recorded its 100,000th image on May 3, and as far as we know, Mickey is the only Disney character it captured so far.

[via LATimes]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (1):

  1. Nathan says:

    This is weird and cool at the same time.

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

Review: NETGEAR Arlo Wireless Home Security Monitoring System

Review: NETGEAR Arlo Wireless Home Security Monitoring System

Wood Kubb Mini PC: Interchangeable Form over Function

Wood Kubb Mini PC: Interchangeable Form over Function

Steampunk Gas Mask Looks Like Fallout, but Won\

Steampunk Gas Mask Looks Like Fallout, but Won't Save You from It

Deal: Save 20% on the Dubbler Dock Pro 2-Bay Hard Drive Cloning Dock

Deal: Save 20% on the Dubbler Dock Pro 2-Bay Hard Drive Cloning Dock

Grand Theft Auto V PC Mod Puts a Star Destroyer In Los Santos

Grand Theft Auto V PC Mod Puts a Star Destroyer In Los Santos

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo
Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop
discussion by