Space. The last frontier, is without a doubt a dark and bizarre place. But as alien as this mysterious vastness of space can be, it is also eerily familiar. From nebulas that look like horses’ heads to galaxies that resemble dragons (seriously, dragons), check out these 25 amazing things found in space that resemble things found on Earth.
Horse Head Nebula
First recorded in 1888 by Scottish astronomer Williamina Fleming, the Horsehead Nebula is approximately 1500 light years from Earth and as you can see, looks like a horse’s head.
Mickey Mouse Crater On Mercury
Measuring 105 kilometers across (65 miles), this striking resemblance to Mickey Mouse can be found on Mercury’s southern hemisphere and is attributed to an accumulation of craters over a long period of time.
Found in the Trifid Nebula, this mystical creature can be seen within the open clusters of stars, emissions, and reflections of the familiar nebula, though it’s technically classified as a stellar jet.
The “Eye Of God” Nebula
What some call the “Eye of God” is actually a Helix Nebula located 650 light years from Earth which has been described by astronomers as a “Trillion-mile-long tunnel of glowing gases” with a dying star in the center.
North America Nebula
NGC 700 is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus that has a striking resemblance to North America. It even has a very distinct and prominent Gulf of Mexico! It’s distance from Earth is not known for sure, however some scientists theorize it to be about 1800 light years away.