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Scientists looking at the surface of Mars have spotted what looks like a bear staring back at them.
A camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took a photo of the formation on Dec. 12. It was shared Wednesday by the University of Arizona, which operates the camera.
A hill with a V-shaped collapse structure forms the bear’s nose and a circular fracture pattern creates the head, the university’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory explained in the blog for its High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera.
This is due to a tendency for the human brain to try to see recognizable shapes in objects or data that are otherwise not familiar to us, known as pareidolia.