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NASA Mars orbiter finds 'grinning' face of Ed Asner in an impact crater


NASA/HiRISE I'm a big fan of pareidolia, the human tendency to spot familiar objects in random shapes.


Mars is a wonderland for pareidolia, giving us gifts from a pebble that resembles a robot leg to alien-looking faces spotted in rock formations .


The HiRise camera team for NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is based at the University of Arizona.


The HiRise Twitter account offers a delightful feed of red planet images, including a tweet this week showing a well-preserved impact crater .


Asner is a seven-time Emmy award winner known for his work on the The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s.


Enlarge Image Let this be your guide to spotting Ed Asner's face in an impact crater on Mars.






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