Pac-Man, Space Invader
Here’s another item from the NPR archives — Nov. 26, 2012, to be exact:
For the second time in two years, Cassini has spotted a Pac-Man-like feature on one of Saturn’s moons.
As NASA puts it, it is a veritable “gamers’ paradise.”
What you’re seeing there is the infrared image taken of the moon Mimas in 2010 and the other is of the moon Tethys taken this year. The red and yellow areas show the warmest places on the moon.
"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 explaining the findings, which was published in the journal Icarus. (Read More at NPR)