Monday, March 9, 2009

Smile You're On Camera

If you've seen or read 'Watchmen,' do you remember the crater on Mars with the smiley? Well, that's not just the writer's imagination. It's a real crater on Mars, known as the Galle Crater.

When Alan Moore was writing 'Watchmen,' he was using the smiley as a motif/recurring symbol in the graphic novel, and when he found out about the Galle Crater, he thought it was too good a coincidence. He set some of the plot on Mars because of this, thinking that people would think it's too farfetched for a crater to be shaped like a smiley.

Here it is on Wikipedia.

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