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March 31, 2010

Man in a Moon

Probe sees 'Pac-man in the moon'

The Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn has caught an interesting new view of the tiny moon Mimas.

The probe measured temperature differences across the object's surface and produced a map that looks just like the 1980s Pac-Man video games icon.

Scientists are unsure why Mimas should display such variations but say it is probably related to the diversity of textures in the surface materials.

MimasPacMan.jpg

Posted by joke du jour at March 31, 2010 07:01 PM

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