In one of the more amusing science stories to hit the net recently, it would appear that NASA’s Cassini infrared spectrometer has recorded shapes similar to the profile of the famous Pac Man character highlighted on Saturn’s two moons, Tethys and Mimas.
Linda Spilker, a scientist working on the Cassini project said “Finding a new Pac-Man demonstrates the diversity of processes at work in the Saturn system. Future Cassini observations may reveal other new phenomena that will surprise us and help us better understand the evolution of moons in the Saturn system and beyond.”
Lead author of the study, Carly Howett added “Finding a second Pac-Man in the Saturn system tells us that the processes creating these Pac-Men are more widespread than previously thought. The Saturn system – and even the Jupiter system – could turn out to be a veritable arcade of these characters.”
Kitguru says: How cool is this!