31 March 2010

PacMan in the Moon


There's no besting the work of numerous sub-editors who came up with the above headline for this news item.

According to the BBC The Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn has caught a new view of the moon Mimas.

Cassini 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.

Well there you have it.... What's to add!

11 comments:

Sean Jeating said...

Gosh! This reminds me of a little girl, sitting in front of a Commodore 64 and trying to escape ...

jams o donnell said...

Commodore 64? Now that is a blast from the past!

Bryan said...

Am I the only one who thinks it looks like the model for the Star Wars Death Star?

Nevin said...

no jesus this time? :)

Stan said...

What's to add

Multi-coloured lunar ghosts!

Claudia said...

One thing about you, Jams. You're NEVER boring...I wish I could taste a piece of the moon. Right now it looks more like candy than cheese.

susan said...

If you painted one that looked like that you'd get laughed out of art class.

jams o donnell said...

It does,doesn't it Bryan!

THis time a higher power Nevin

Aww Claudia, thanks

ANything I painted would have been laughed out Susan!

jams o donnell said...

Haha Stan!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Now, I have rechecked the date on this article, and the only conclusion is that our reality was created using Commodore 64. I had one of them too once, by the way, so blame me...

jams o donnell said...

I await the rows of space invaders with terror!