It's Uncanny: Han Solo In Carbonite Spotted On Mercury

September 19, 2013

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And by 'It's uncanny' I mean whoever looked at this photo of Mercury taken by NASA's Messenger probe and thought "HOLY SHIT, IT'S HAN SOLO IN CARBONITE!" is clearly a crazy person. Obviously it's Luke falling after he dove off that antennae tower following his first fight with Vader. Per official press release:

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. In this image, 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 twelve parsecs.

You know what's even more dangerous than crossing a Hutt? Crossing the street with your eyes closed, which I've done before. A buddy and I used to play Blind Frogger all the time, until he lost. You know, you never fully appreciate the preciousness of life until it's gone and you have to play Blind Frogger alone. It's just not as fun that way.

Thanks to Jeremy and ChaosLex, who have both seen Han Solo in cloud formations before but by the time they got their cameras out he just looked liked clouds again. He's a tricky devil.

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