Very rarely do asteroids come in perfect, rounded shapes. Most of them are just floating pieces of ice and rock, with no appealing landscape. Unless the asteroid in question is the one pictured below.
NASA / Hey there, snowman!
In the spirit of Merry Christmas and the Holiday Season, NASA released a picture of an asteroid with impact craters that resemble a giant snowman. Yeah, that’s what you’re looking at above. What a freak coincidence, right?
Just like a real-world snowman, where the snow mounds go from smallest to largest from top to bottom, so is the case with NASA’s asteroid impact crater snowman. Granted, they aren’t all circular, but they’re still a work of art on a cosmic scale, don’t you think?
REUTERS / Snowman in New York City
The original snowman crater image was captured by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft back in 2011 in the asteroid belt situated between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter in our solar system.
What a great way to greet Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays by NASA. Way to go!