Cosmos Mars Bear

There’s a giant bear on Mars—or rather a rock formation that looks remarkably like one. NASA shared the intriguing image, captured last month by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, in a Wednesday release. Taken from 156 miles above Mars’ southern hemisphere, it shows two circular craters above a muzzle-shaped structure, enclosed in a circular stress fracture which forms the face. And it’s a big one. The image covers an area some 6,560 feet across, per CNET. Of course, there are no bears—giant or otherwise—on Mars. This is an example of pareidolia, the tendency to see recognizable objects in random or natural shapes.

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