Han Solo On Mercury Photo Captured By NASA Probe: Space Agency To Rescue Captain Of Millenium Falcon [PHOTO]
NASA has just revealed an incredible image of Han Solo frozen in Carbonite in the rocky surface of Mercury. The image was captured by NASA's messenger probe and was taken in July, 2011. NASA did not share the astonishing discovery until last week. The release of the epic photo came with the following press release:
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A portion of the terrain surrounding the northern margin of the Caloris basin hosts an elevated block in the shape of a certain carbonite-encased smuggler who can make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
If there are two things you should remember, it's not to cross a Hutt, and that Mercury's surface can throw up all kinds of surprises. This block may be part of the original surface that pre-dates the formation of Caloris, which was shaped by material ejected during the basin-forming event.
We don't know how the "Star Wars" hero ended up on the surface of Mercury, near the planet's Caloris basin, but scientists explain that "pareidolia," the phenomenon of identifying a human-like scupture is commonplace in photos sent back by NASA's probes.
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