I am a big fan of Pyrédolia, a tendency to familiarize human objects in random shapes. Mars is a wonderland for Pareidolia, which gives us a giftService . Let’s add a picture of actor Ed Asner to that list.
The HiRise camera team for NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is based at the University of Arizona. The HiRise Twitter account includes a delightful feed of images of the red planet, including a This week is showing a well-preserved impact crater.
You have to enlarge the image to get the full effect. The unusual look is because it is an anaglyph, a stereo observation that helps illuminate the topography in 3D relief.
“Is it Peridolia, or does anyone else see Grinning Ed Edner here?” HiRise team wrote.
At first, I said, “What? I don’t see it.” Then I looked closer. Then I laughed for five minutes straight, so much that my stomach muscles hurt. Either he says about Ed Asner as a martyr, or something about how long I need a good laugh.
Asner is a seven-time Emmy Award winner at The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s. He has a long filmography as both an actor and a voice actor.
Need some help? Here is my annotated guide to spot Ed Asner in a bearing crater.