I am a big fan of pareidolia, the human tendency to discover familiar things in random shapes. Mars is the wonderland of Paridolia, where gifts from A.to me . Let’s add actor Ed Asner’s picture to that list.
The HiRise Camera Team for NASA’s Mars Exploration Orbiter is based at the University of Arizona. The HiRise Twitter account offers a nice rundown of the Red Planet photos, including This week’s tweet shows a well-preserved impact crater.
You will need to zoom in to get the full effect. An unusual look is that it is an engraving, which is a stereoscopic note that helps highlight terrain in 3D.
“Is it pareidolia, or does anyone else see Ed Asner grinning here?” HiRise Team Books.
First, I said, “What? I don’t see that.” Then I looked more closely. Then I laughed for five minutes in a row, just enough for my stomach muscles to hurt. This either says something about Ed Asner as a Martian, or something about how badly I needed a good laugh lately.
Asner is a seven-time Emmy Award winner known for his work on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s. He has an extensive filmography as an Actor & Voice Actor.
Need some help? This is my annotated evidence for spotting Ed Asner in the impact crater.
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