(WTAJ) — When you think of life on another planet, the last thing on your mind is probably an animal — but NASA seems to have found a “bear” on Mars for Friday’s Image of the Day.

A photo taken from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captured a bit of “ursine pareidolia” on Dec. 12, 2022. A few craters and a V-shaped structure seem to have created the face of a bear on the Martian surface.

What is “ursine pareidolia?”

According to Merriam-Webster: “The meaning of pareidolia is the tendency to perceive a specific, often meaningful image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern.”

The meaning of ursine is simply “relating to or resembling a bear.”

You may be more familiar with face pareidolia — which is a tendency to see the shape of human faces in objects such as clouds, trees, and even rocks.

Image of the Day for Friday, Oct. 6: Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

NASA believes the circular fracture pattern might have been caused by the settling of a deposit over a buried impact crater. Meanwhile, two crater impacts make up the “eyes” while the v-shaped collapse forms a perfect-looking bear snout.

It’s unknown what the “snout” actually is, but NASA speculates it could be a volcanic or mud vent and the deposit could be lava or mudflows. They suggest we just “grin and bear it,” even though it’s clearly missing some ears.

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So don’t hibernate on us. Take a look and see if you can see the “bear” on Mars!