Cookie Monster spotted on Mercury

Published On: Oct 16 2012 09:28:38 AM EDT
Updated On: Oct 17 2012 05:24:21 AM EDT

Sesame Street/NASA

"C" isn't only for cookie. It's also for crater. The Cookie Monster Crater, that is.

Astronomers at NASA recently spotted a crater on Mercury that looks like everyone's favorite cookie-gobbling monster on "Sesame Street," Space.com reported.

An impact basin on the planet is dotted with two small craters that resemble Cookie Monster's googly eyes.

Researchers from NASA's Messenger mission posted a photo of the crater on their Flickr page a few days ago asking "Anyone Else Think This Looks Like the Cookie Monster?" BuzzFeed reported.

According to GlobalPost, the craters were likely caused by asteroids a very long time ago.

NASA's Messenger probe was launched in 2004, and became the first spacecraft to orbit around Mercury in March 2011, according to Space.com.

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