I am a big fan of paridolia, the human tendency to find familiar objects in random forms. Mars is a wonderful place for paridolia, giving us gifts Pebble resembling a robot foot To Alien shapes found in rock formations. Let us add a portrait of the actor Ed Azner To that list.
The Highrise Camera Team for NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is at the University of Arizona. The hilarious Twitter account offers a delightful feed of red planet images, a This week’s tweet showing a well – protected impact crater.
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You need it Enlarge the image to get the full effect. Unusual shape due to a stereo observational anaglyph that helps to highlight the topography in 3D relief.
“Is this Paridolia, or does anyone else see Ed Asner laughing here?” Written by the Highrise team.
At first I said, “What? I do not see it.” Then I looked more closely. Then I laughed straight for five minutes, enough that my abdominal muscles ached. It either tells Ed Azner something about being a Martian or something I recently had a good laugh about.
Asner is a seven-time Emmy Award winner Mary Tyler Moore Show In the 1970s. He has a long filmography as an actor and voice actor.
Need some help? Here is my annotated guide to finding Ed Azner in the Impact Pit.
Text by NASA / JPL / University of Arizona / Amanda Kooser / CNT
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