NASA discovers Pac-Man on Saturn moon

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft recently captured a temperature map of Mimas, one of Saturn's moons, as part of the globally-supported Cassini-Huygens mission. Massively interesting as that is, we wouldn't be writing about the accomplishment if the image reflected the expected "smoothly varying temperatures." It doesn't. Instead, NASA's astronomy geeks got a chance to reference both Pac-Man and Star Wars in one post, an opportunity we imagine they relished. But it really does look like Pac-Man:

Above: Pac-Moon!

Of course, the amusing reference isn't actually the discovery - according to NASA's post, "scientists were completely baffled by the Pac-Man shape." It's a for reals scientific mystery, and Pac-Man just happens to be the best descriptor for the anomaly. Either that, or we should all hope that Mimas has enough power pellets to save us when the space ghosts come.

Above: Wakka wakka

Mar 29, 2010

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  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - March 30, 2010 7:24 a.m.

    That would be Space Ghost. Where have you been?
  • ranzatsu - March 30, 2010 4:14 a.m.

    Who's the weird guy in tights?
  • CH3BURASHKA - March 30, 2010 3:21 a.m.

  • gamingfreak - March 30, 2010 1:45 a.m.

    Thats one small step for Pac-Man, one giant step for Pac-Kind
  • Spybreak8 - March 30, 2010 1:29 a.m.

    lol Copyright Infringement! haha
  • MrDuracraft - March 30, 2010 12:59 a.m.

    The crater=power pill, and it totally looks like a Death Star too
  • JC0 - March 30, 2010 12:54 a.m.

    Moon Water - Now available in Pac-Man!
  • Billiam101 - March 30, 2010 12:54 a.m.

    It looks like pac-moon is about to eat one of the dots!
  • Wizrai - March 30, 2010 12:54 a.m.

    Seems it's frozen on 'WA-'.
  • ventanger - March 30, 2010 12:45 a.m.

    That has to be one loud WAKKA
  • WonsAuto - March 30, 2010 12:37 a.m.

    Pure, unadulterated awesome... now in moon form!

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