Cookie Monster spotted on Mercury

Crater bears striking resemblance to 'Sesame Street' character

Published On: Oct 16 2012 06:28:38 AM PDT   Updated On: Oct 17 2012 02:24:21 AM PDT
Cookie Monster Crater

"C" isn't only for cookie. It's also for crater. The Cookie Monster Crater, that is.

Astronomers at NASA recently spotted a crater on Mercury that looks like everyone's favorite cookie-gobbling monster on "Sesame Street," reported.

An impact basin on the planet is dotted with two small craters that resemble Cookie Monster's googly eyes.

Researchers from NASA's Messenger mission posted a photo of the crater on their Flickr page a few days ago asking "Anyone Else Think This Looks Like the Cookie Monster?" BuzzFeed reported.

According to GlobalPost, the craters were likely caused by asteroids a very long time ago.

NASA's Messenger probe was launched in 2004, and became the first spacecraft to orbit around Mercury in March 2011, according to