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Saturn's Moon is made for Gabe

thejordanthejordan Registered User
edited March 2010 in Debate and/or Discourse
http://gizmodo.com/5504749/nasa-discovers-pac+man-on-death-star-saturn-moon
This is the temperature map of Mimas, the Saturn's icy moon that looks like the AT&T logo. As you can see, it's basically a giant Pac-Man about to eat a power pellet. According to Cassini project scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Linda Spilker, this is really weird:

Other moons usually grab the spotlight, but it turns out Mimas is more bizarre than we thought it was. It has certainly given us some new puzzles.

Thought this might be of some interest here. Discuss your thoughts on astrological gaming phenomenon.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I AM DONKEY KONG OF NINTENDOO 64

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  • deowolfdeowolf Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    April fool's starting early?

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  • Alfred J. KwakAlfred J. Kwak Registered User
    edited March 2010
    The moon (ours) is probably the coldest spot in the whole solar system. Now that blew my mind.

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  • SmasherSmasher Starting to get dizzy Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    The moon (ours) is probably the coldest spot in the whole solar system. Now that blew my mind.

    I'm gonna need a citation on this. Why would it be colder than, say, Charon (Pluto's moon)?

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  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17810-moon-is-coldest-known-place-in-the-solar-system.html

    Basically, deep craters on the moon are kept in permanent darkness and so are colder even than Pluto's dayside. Making them amongst the coldest places in our solar system, that we know of. But naturally:

    "There are other permanently shadowed [regions] – or just regions that spend a really long time in shadow – elsewhere in the solar system, which might well have lower temperatures but haven't been measured yet."

    So yeah, parts of the moon are maybe around 30 degrees above absolute zero, but that doesn't mean other places aren't colder. It's not the coldest.

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  • Alfred J. KwakAlfred J. Kwak Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Well, until proven otherwise, it is!

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