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Mickey Mouse-Shaped Craters Discovered on Mercury

If you need proof that the Disney brand is everywhere, look no further than this. NASA’s Messenger probe photographed three craters on the surface of Mercury that look strikingly similar to Disney’s beloved mascot Mickey Mouse.

The instantly recognizable shape of Mickey’s head is formed by three overlapping craters in Mercury’s southern hemisphere, the largest of which measures 65 miles across.

Messenger is the first spacecraft to ever orbit Mercury and has been photographing the planet for the past year. The probe has acquired 88,746 images so far and will take an additional 80,000 photographs before its extended mission ends.

Although Mercury is 48 million miles away from the Earth and only has a trace atmosphere, it’ll most likely be home to a Disney store soon. Get a closer look at Crater Mouse below.

Mickey Mouse on Mercury
NASA/JHUAPL/CIW

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