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NASA Releases Image of a Snowman Carved on an Asteroid's Surface

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posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 10:22 AM
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Nasa releases amazing image of an an asteroid with a snowman carved on its surface
www.ibtimes.co.uk...




Nasa has released a stunning image of an asteroid with three adjacent impact craters on its surface which are aligned in such a way that they resemble a snowman.

Asteroids often collide with other objects as they hurtle through space, leaving their surfaces covered in various markings and craters. "Do you want to build a snowman?" NASA tweeted alongside the photo. "Three well-placed impacts stacked this one on the surface of a giant asteroid."

The peculiar festive image was captured by the space agency's Dawn spacecraft in 2011.


But wait this is not the first time an image was captured on camera before...


In 2015, the agency's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been studying the Red Planet since 2006, captured an image of a region near the Martian pole which contained a feature resembling a smiley face.

In real life, the face measures around 500 metres across...




Just too bad in the asteroid photo there wasn't any arms or nose or even button like craters to fully create the snowman image. Btw if anyone would kindly fill in those details for me that would be awesome





posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

Never saw the smiley face pic before. That's cool...The outline of the smiley face kinda resembles North America..



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

I found a face on the Moon in a crater and posted about it back in April, 2012:



Here's the thread



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 11:11 AM
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Yep, natural formations can often resemble many things.. I could go cloud-watching right now until I spotted a "face."



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: Kromlech

I spotted a dragon/reptile face once in the clouds and posted it on ATS...it was a pretty cool phenomenon


www.abovetopsecret.com...


edit on 23-12-2017 by Skywatcher2011 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 03:38 PM
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There's no carrot.



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 04:13 PM
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My favourite Face on Mars:




posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 04:27 PM
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posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

It is supposed to be a singing image, but the rover is on mute right now



ATS & a Happy New Year



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 11:24 PM
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originally posted by: eriktheawful
a reply to: Skywatcher2011

I found a face on the Moon in a crater and posted about it back in April, 2012:



Here's the thread

Haha, that looks like Donald Trump yelling.



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 11:26 PM
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I do not like snowmen.



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 11:47 PM
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a reply to: Phage

You are sounding like a snowflake haha



posted on Dec, 24 2017 @ 08:58 AM
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originally posted by: Kromlech
Yep, natural formations can often resemble many things.. I could go cloud-watching right now until I spotted a "face."


No freakin way...



posted on Dec, 24 2017 @ 10:36 AM
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originally posted by: Skywatcher2011





That looks like me after a few too many holiday drinks.



edit on 24/12/2017 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 24 2017 @ 10:39 AM
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originally posted by: Zarniwoop

Those are all just rocks.



posted on Dec, 24 2017 @ 06:36 PM
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No.



posted on Dec, 24 2017 @ 06:44 PM
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Faces on Mars:




This last one I found way back but can't remember the SOL #





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