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A geographical feature on Mars looks like the face of a bear in this black and white image acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

A Bear on Mars?

This feature looks a bit like a bear's face. What is it really? There's a hill with a V-shaped collapse structure (the nose), two craters (the eyes), and a circular fracture pattern (the head). The circular fracture pattern might be due to the settling of a deposit over a buried impact crater. Maybe the nose is a volcanic or mud vent and the deposit could be lava or mud flows? Maybe just grin and bear it.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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