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Scientists spot new 'Pac-Man' in universe




You may have given up on video games when you turned 19, but the universe still sorta digs them. I can't make this stuff up. Here's the scoop from my new favorite website,

"The first Pac-Man-shaped feature was found on Saturn’s moon Mimas in 2010. NASA said that the pattern shows up in the thermal data obtained by the Cassini space telescope’s composite infrared spectrometer. The warmer areas make up the Pac-Man shape," the site says.

"Finding a second Pac-Man in the Saturn system tells us that the processes creating these Pac-Men are more widespread than previously thought,” said Carly Howett, the lead author of a paper on the discovery (and someone who probably blew too many quarters on the game, in a statement. "The Saturn system – and even the Jupiter system – could turn out to be a veritable arcade of these characters."

[Last modified: Monday, November 26, 2012 7:28pm]


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