Pac-Man on the Moon

From its position in orbit around Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft revealed some interesting images of the icy moon Mimas – “unexpected hot regions” that happen to resemble Pac-Man about to chomp down on a pink dot.

Though the heated dot was expected due to the warm spot around Herschel Crater (which is what makes the moon itself rather remarkably resemble the Death Star), scientists claim to be “completely baffled” by the Pac-Man-shaped heat signature on the left. It could be due to surface texture variations, though that still doesn’t explain the sharp boundaries.

A NASA scientist described the moon as “more bizarre than we thought it was.” Awesome.

[Via NASA]


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