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Is Mimas Hiding Pac-Man?

CmdrTaco posted more than 4 years ago | from the nature-is-a-strange-thing dept.

Space 99

cremeglace writes "Shaped into the likes of the Death Star of Star Wars fame by the giant crater Herschel, 396-kilometer-diameter Mimas was expected to have its warmest surface temperatures on the equator, where it was early afternoon. Instead, it was warmest in the morning (all of 92 K), giving rise in the science team's temperature-calibrated color scheme to a very large Pac-Man."

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99 comments

Is Mimas hiding Pac Man? (3, Funny)

thomasdz (178114) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673150)

yes, yes it is. Thanks for asking.

Re:Is Mimas hiding Pac Man? (2, Funny)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673724)

"What's a Pacman?" - teenager

.

"What's an Eliza?" - ditto

Re:Is Mimas hiding Pac Man? (1)

rvw (755107) | more than 4 years ago | (#31675230)

"What's a Pacman?" - teenager

"What's an Eliza?" - ditto

What's a ditto? Haven't seen that kind of teenager before.

Re:Is Mimas hiding Pac Man? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31675936)

It's a pokemon.

Re:Is Mimas hiding Pac Man? (1)

Barsteward (969998) | more than 4 years ago | (#31675288)

oh fuck.... by next year we are going to have yet another religion........

Re:Is Mimas hiding Pac Man? (1)

Razalhague (1497249) | more than 4 years ago | (#31678014)

This is just viral advertising for American McGee's Pac-Man. Anyone who follows the video game industry should already know this.

Nom (1)

jaavaaguru (261551) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673212)

The crater looks like a pac-dot that he's about to eat.

And what's with all the questions for headlines recently?

Re:Nom (1)

oodaloop (1229816) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673308)

Why do you have to answer a question with another question?

Re:Nom (1)

polymath69 (94161) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673640)

Does that sort of thing bother you?

Re:Nom (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31673736)

Do you think it's funny to continue this joke-gone-bad?

Re:Nom (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31673994)

don't know, do I?

Re:Nom (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31678458)

Come come, elucidate your thoughts.

Re:Nom (1)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673756)

"Can you elaborate on why (ANSWER$) bothers you?" - ELIZA

Re:Nom (1)

Gilmoure (18428) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674634)

Why do you want to know?

Re:Nom (1)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 4 years ago | (#31686898)

"I don't know the word why."
$PROGRAM END
$ERROR ON LINE 200

Re:Nom (1)

bunratty (545641) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673348)

My first thought was that it was an energizer. Will Saturn's other moons turn blue and run away?

Re:Nom (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31674854)

I think Commander Taco is high, and he is not really sure if what he is reading is really real.

where is it? (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31673232)

It would be nice if the summary mentioned that this crater is on the moon.

Re:where is it? (2, Informative)

idontgno (624372) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673768)

Lordy, we can't even RTFS?

Shaped into the likes of the Death Star of Star Wars fame by the giant crater Herschel, 396-kilometer-diameter Mimas

Or are you claiming you've never heard of Mimas [wikipedia.org] ?

Please surrender you Geek Credentials NOW. Astronomy is not an optional affiliated specialization.

Re:where is it? (1)

idontgno (624372) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673822)

Please surrender you Geek Credentials

Whereas, as every Geek knows, grammar is an optional specialization.

Re:where is it? (2, Funny)

Gilmoure (18428) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674664)

So's personal hygiene. What's your point?

Re:where is it? (1)

rvw (755107) | more than 4 years ago | (#31675276)

Please surrender you Geek Credentials

Whereas, as every Geek knows, grammar is an optional specialization.

And in this particular case, I would say Greek Credentials.

Re:where is it? (1)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 4 years ago | (#31676898)

Typos != bad grammar. Of course, he could have just been speaking Ebonics, some of us nerds like learning foreign languages.

Re:where is it? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31674132)

Please surrender your Greek Credentials NOW.

FTFY

Re:where is it? (1)

Calydor (739835) | more than 4 years ago | (#31675086)

That's no moon.

Re:where is it? (2, Funny)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | more than 4 years ago | (#31675984)

No, in this case, it's "That's no space station, it's a moon!"

Re:where is it? (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | more than 4 years ago | (#31676030)

Oh, I screwed it myself now. That should have been "That's no moon, it's a Playstation!"

Re:where is it? (1)

icannotthinkofaname (1480543) | more than 4 years ago | (#31676062)

Er, yes it is. This is a moon that looks like a space station, not the other way around.

Is Mimas hiding Pac Man? (5, Funny)

miasmic (669645) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673242)

No, but Uranus is hiding Q*bert!

Re:Is Mimas hiding Pac Man? (1)

spun (1352) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673542)

So THAT'S why it makes that sound: Sproik! Sproik! Sproik! I'd been wondering.

Re:Is Mimas hiding Pac Man? (1)

vlm (69642) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673914)

Q*Bert?

well, thats an interesting image. You may want a Dr to check that out.

I always thought it much more of a "tube shooter" like Tempest or Torus Trooper

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempest_(arcade_game) [wikipedia.org]

Sorry peoples (-1, Offtopic)

omar.sahal (687649) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673270)

Those that are new should Google to find out what the hell the author is talking about, On no account ask.

P. S. no mistakes of grammar in any responses, this is a crime punishable by death (executions will be met out by our own grammar Nazi unit).

Re:Sorry peoples (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31673336)

Those that are new should Google to find out what the hell the author is talking about, On no account ask.

I believe commas don't usually allow capital letters on the succeeding word.

Re:Sorry peoples (1)

omar.sahal (687649) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673606)

Yes your right, I made a mistake. But what is it with Slashdoters/Geeks and not being able to explain yourself properly, that's at least as important as Grammar!

Re:Sorry peoples (0, Offtopic)

OctaviusIII (969957) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674120)

To list the problems: wrong "your" (should be "you're"), beginning a sentence with "but", misspelling "Slashdot[t]ers", change of number (either singular "Slashdot[t]ers/Geeks" or plural "yourself"), and comma splice at the end. As well, I don't believe "grammar" is a proper noun, but I'll overlook that and "Geek" in deference to style.

Re:Sorry peoples (1)

eleuthero (812560) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674400)

Yes your right, I made a mistake. But what is it with Slashdoters/Geeks and not being able to explain yourself properly, that's at least as important as Grammar!

... and can wee ad "your" two you're list of gramar and speling ofences;

More importantly, explaining oneself rationally is a dying art - what is most important here and increasingly so in popular media is being charismatic and sounding like you know what you are talking about. This is why I think it very important that we all should make use of articles to prove our point on any subject. For instance, the current one about Pac-man and the Death Star posing on the surface of some far off moon no one will ever visit would be much better understood via this link [wikipedia.org] or this one [wikipedia.org] or this last one [wikipedia.org] . A mouseover before clicking will also prove most instructive.

Re:Sorry peoples (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31673622)

Your subject indicates that you are addressing multiple aggregate groups of humans (peoples), instead of simply many individuals (people). The content of your comment does not support this.

In English, capital letters are generally reserved for proper nouns, acronyms, and the initial words of sentences. In your post, "on" is none of these.

"P.S." does not customarily include a space.

"Met out" is largely meaningless in this context. I believe the phrase you are seeking is "meted out."

While it is difficult to argue that your use of parentheses is strictly incorrect, it is odd to use them when an additional sentence can be used to convey exactly the same meaning.

It's a good thing your comment isn't a response, or you'd be on the run from the Nazis!

My theory... (1)

Jon Abbott (723) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673274)

...is that this was meant to be an April Fools' Day hoax that was released early on accident. :^)

A better theory (1)

spun (1352) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673564)

Cmdr. Taco is hitting the sauce before the sun is over the yard-arm this morning.

I thought it was April Fools as well, but: (1)

Aqualung812 (959532) | more than 4 years ago | (#31675944)

Take a look at this page on NASA's website: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/index.cfm?imageId=3919 [nasa.gov] If it is a hoax, then NASA is going all-out.

Re:I thought it was April Fools as well, but: (1)

osu-neko (2604) | more than 4 years ago | (#31679178)

NASA isn't in on it -- the robots we're using to explore are developing their own senses of humor.

The Google AI is laughing its posterior nodes off...

Cost per Bit (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31673290)

They say the Cassini Program costs less -per bit of data sent- than an SMS.
If you've got some hard math on that, please post it.

Re:Cost per Bit (5, Interesting)

lordholm (649770) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673470)

No, there have however been discussion on the cost of the downlink from the Hubble space telescope: http://www2.le.ac.uk/ebulletin/news/press-releases/2000-2009/2008/05/nparticle.2008-05-12.4476906328 [le.ac.uk]

In essence, a sending data via text will give you bills for around GBP 350 per MB. The funny thing with this is of-course that sending texts is basically for the operator free of charge as it is only using excess capacity of the mobile networks, that is, text messages have no guaranteed delivery and will simply be dropped in case a link is congested. The only cost that texts infer are the operational costs with maintaining the servers that manages the texts, but you cannot expect that that will be a very high cost.

Re:Cost per Bit (1)

c++0xFF (1758032) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674624)

I wish I could find some data on this, but I've always suspected that the largest cost comes from billing the customer.

Probably isn't true, but still fun to think about.

Re:Cost per Bit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31675272)

the largest cost in any telco is billing and billing support

Re:Cost per Bit (1)

Chris Burke (6130) | more than 4 years ago | (#31678844)

I wish I could find some data on this, but I've always suspected that the largest cost comes from billing the customer.

That could easily be the largest part of the telco's cost.

Obviously the largest part of what they charge you is their profit-taking. Which is why it's oh so worth it for them to bill you for it even if billing was 100% of their costs. :)

Also, my understanding is that SMS uses empty space in synchronization packets the telcos already are sending as a matter of course (which is why the limit is so small), and are thus completely free from a bandwidth point of view.

Re:Cost per Bit (1)

Hurricane78 (562437) | more than 4 years ago | (#31687448)

text messages have no guaranteed delivery and will simply be dropped in case a link is congested

WTF? I paid for that thing! I paid 3500 times the actual price! And they dare to not deliver it?? That’s called fraud, and will land them in court, if they ever try that on me!

Ok, I know that it’s about 3500 times the actual price, because I’m using an instant messenger on my phone, and I can send roughly 3500 messages of SMS size trough it, to get to the same price for the data, as a single SMS message would cost.

Death Star (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31673300)

That's no space station...

Obligatory Star Wars Reference..... (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31673384)

That's no moon......It's a space station!

Re:Obligatory Star Wars Reference..... (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674644)

If it is 'obligatory', it isn't funny.

Worst... (5, Insightful)

Kadagan AU (638260) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673402)

Worst summary ever...

Re:Worst... (1)

Cowclops (630818) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673632)

Yeah. I saw "Pac Man" and "Death Star" and "Herschel" but you have to read half the summary before you even get to the key word that tells you wtf its talking about, which is to say Mimas. And I still didn't know what that is until I clicked the article to see wtf it was talking about. Its a moon of Saturn I guess, but the summary is only of any interest to people who know exactly what it was talking about already. Lacking knowledge of the solar system beyond the planets and our own moon, the summary might as well have just said "Blah blah blah, click here for some article about pac man" and it would have achieved the same goal.

Re:Worst... (1)

Bigjeff5 (1143585) | more than 4 years ago | (#31679138)

I disagree.

It grabbed your interest enough to go read the article, without giving you enough detail that you didn't need to read the article at all.

I'd say they nailed it. If all summaries were like this, we wouldn't have to say "RTFA!!" quite so much. We'd still have to say it, because a lot of people don't even read the summary, let alone the article, but every little bit helps.

Re:Worst... (1)

WebmasterNeal (1163683) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673950)

I agree, I had to read several times before it made any sense. Looks like a copypasta from the original site.

No! Mimas is hiding Masons! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31673414)

Some illuminatus at Science mag failed(?) to rotate the Mimas image to show the proper orientation which clearly shows a pyramid with the all-seeing eye of providence.

Surface composition? (3, Interesting)

Mindcontrolled (1388007) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673446)

Would be interesting if other spectral bands show the same effect. My first thought would be that it is a difference in surface composition that causes the different heat retention mentioned in TFA. It still is an extremely weird shape for that, with that straight and rather sharp lines. Any ideas what could cause such a triangular boundary? Only thing that comes to my mind right now is that it looks like a bow wave, or a shock wave boundary.

Re:Surface composition? (1)

BradleyUffner (103496) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673612)

My first thought was that it could be the shadow of that large crater keeping the area cooler. But I don't really know the scale of whats involved there, nor did I read the article :)

Re:Surface composition? (2, Interesting)

smoothnorman (1670542) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673910)

Here's a badly thought out notion: sharp demarcations on moon-sized and larger bodies are generally associated with "lighting" from a side at an angle from the observer (zB: a half moon). so what we're looking at here is two sources of illumination against Mimas; or (even crazier?) Mimas is illuminated by a single source (i dunno... the sun?) and has two main stable orbital orientations. Pretty unlikely oddball theory, i know, but i'm still on my first coffee.

Re:Surface composition? (1)

Mindcontrolled (1388007) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673978)

For a pure lighting-induced phenomena, wouldn't the demarcations follow great circles? This doesn't look too spherical at all, which makes it so weird for me.

Re:Surface composition? (1)

BJ_Covert_Action (1499847) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674122)

While I don't know the orbital configuration of Mimas with respect to nearby entities (and yes, I am too lazy to look it up right now) I wonder if it could be caused by overlapping radiation profiles from various sources. For instance, Saturn itself must have enough albedo and planet-shine to present some sort heating effect on its moons. Similarly, its rings probably reflect enough sunlight to present a radiation profile to nearby objects. Furthermore, some of the larger moons, while very cool, must also reflect enough light to present some sort of temperature gradient to their neighbors. Combine all that with the fact that Saturn, and its moons, are very far from the sun and, perhaps, those view angles could at least partially account for the odd surface temperature. Of course, looking at the article, I don't see any temperature scale to tell me how, 'hot' or, 'cold' any of those colors map to. That said, I don't know if radiation presented by nearby bodies could even inflict the recorded temperatures onto the surface of Mimas. Also frustrating is that there is no discussion as to what viewing angle Mimas has with nearby bodies. For instance, is the warm side facing Saturn, or Jupiter, or the Sun? Is the cold side facing anything of note?

All in all, the summary and article both are frustratingly lacking in details. I'll have to start looking around for more details now. There goes any productivity I hoped to achieve at work today....

Re:Surface composition? (2, Informative)

Mindcontrolled (1388007) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674334)

Sounds interesting. From another, not extremely more informative source, I got at least the temperature range - the bright yellow is at about 93K, the blue is colder at 77K. The center of Herschel crater is at about 84K. To hell with productivity - let's find out how this works... :)

Similar to my thought (1)

way2trivial (601132) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674348)

like, I dont't know, something large smacking a crater into the surface? it's extremely likely they crater formation was not because an asteroid went straight in, but at an angle,
and HEY! maybe- just maybe (sarcasm not directed at OP) the same crater maker threw out some material from deeper beneath the surface- which was a different composition -and all around the crater.

Re:Similar to my thought (1)

Mindcontrolled (1388007) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674536)

But doesn't it look a bit off with regard to Herschel crater? I have to admit that I don't really have a competent idea here - astronomy is not my field. But wouldn't you expect ejecta pattern for an angled impact to form a someone more continuous curve without the sharp angle in the center section? Something remotely resembling a parabola? Besides, would the round shape of the crater itself not suggest a rather straight impact?

Re:Similar to my thought (1)

Richy_T (111409) | more than 4 years ago | (#31679998)

Angled impacts produce round craters. It's a bit counter intuitive but you can prove it to yourself with a bag of flour.

Re:Surface composition? (1)

NeutronCowboy (896098) | more than 4 years ago | (#31675562)

Any ideas what could cause such a triangular boundary?

10 minutes in Photoshop. Perspective-correct straight lines across a curved surface are really, really, really rare.

Re:Surface composition? (1)

Chris Burke (6130) | more than 4 years ago | (#31678966)

It still is an extremely weird shape for that, with that straight and rather sharp lines.

They aren't *that* straight or sharp; there's buldges and gaps and the point is pretty rounded. Not that it's directly comparable, but I've seen much more precise triangular shapes created in shale rock outcroppings.

Only thing that comes to my mind right now is that it looks like a bow wave, or a shock wave boundary.

Yeah same here.

It's fascinating, that's for sure.

If he eats that dot... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31673454)

Will the neighboring satellites turn blue and change direction?

That's no moon (5, Funny)

Lectoid (891115) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673476)

That's no moon... oh wait, sorry, yes it is.

Re:That's no moon (1)

ZosX (517789) | more than 4 years ago | (#31679350)

And I was just about ready to fire a "Cue that's no moon in 3... 2... 1..." post!

Re:That's no moon (1)

ZosX (517789) | more than 4 years ago | (#31679400)

Weird that lost post just broke slashdot. Boy is the D2 getting buggy these days......

One eyed smiley face... (1)

Zarf (5735) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673508)

... you're just holding the picture at the wrong angle.

Summary is tc; cu (1)

spun (1352) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673524)

Too confusing; couldn't understand. So, what orientation does Mimas need to be in to make it early afternoon everywhere along the equator?

So that's where Pacman was hiding! (1)

Superdarion (1286310) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673568)

I had been wondering for years where he went.

Date (1)

Kingrames (858416) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673580)

I keep checking the date. It's not April 1st anywhere yet, is it?

If only /. allowed images (1)

SomeGuyFromCA (197979) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673686)

"Portion of this graph that looks like Pac-Man."

Game over... (1)

bagsta (1562275) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673826)

...Please insert coin to continue [youtube.com] ...

what a coincidence (5, Funny)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673900)

The long-lost backstory on Pac-Man has its origins in space, too! Of course, every geek probably knows this already:

In 1976, Cosmonaut Nikolai Peckmann was sent alone to an orbiting space station for what would be called Mission Six- to study the radiation levels and strange circumstances that killed all four crewmen of the last research mission.

By the third day, Peckmann's broken transmissions were coming back to ground control filled with increasing paranoia and delusion. He claimed that the spirits of the dead cosmonauts were coming to claim him, and that he had to keep moving to evade them. He shouted that if he could capture consume these spirits himself while he still had strength, he could move to the next level of consciousness...Truly the rantings of an insane man.

Indeed, video recovered later would show Peckmann running around the confined but maze-like station, downing emergency sedatives like a madman....pausing in a corner momentarily, only to throw back vitamin pills and give chase to his invisible demons.
He had exhausted the entire cargo of vitamins, pills, and fresh fruit well ahead of schedule. There was no way another crew could be assembled to rescue him before he starved. After one rather violently garbled transmission, the static cleared and the last live image on record is that of Peckmann's empty, wilted spacesuit on the cabin floor.

It was determined that another mission to recover any remains or gather any more research would be a waste of the people's money, and the station was allowed to drift out of orbit and into space- a failure never to be mentioned again. It was ordered and assumed that all video and paper evidence had been destroyed.

Re:what a coincidence (1)

businessnerd (1009815) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674818)

It was determined that another mission to recover any remains or gather any more research would be a waste of the people's money, and the station was allowed to drift out of orbit and into space- a failure never to be mentioned again

That's what they wanted you to think. The reality is, there was one more mission, spearheaded by either Peckmann's widow or possibly sister (her relation to Peckmann was always a bit of mystery due to the use of "Ms."). Unfortunately, Ms. Peckmann suffered the same fate. Many speculate that mental illness ran in the family (thus supporting the sister theory), and the dark and confined space combined with lack of human contact triggered the mental breakdown. Some believe the breakdown was caused on purpose by the USSR as part of a laboratory experiment to see what happens when you combine human isolation with regular doses of an LSD and crack-cocaine cocktail, which was occasionally supplemented with high doses of meth-amphetamines. The LSD caused the hallucinations, while the crack's addictiveness kept the subject hungering for more. The occasional meth-amphetamines caused the subject to receive a jolt of energy and confidence that resulted in the subject chasing after the hallucinations instead of running from them. This theory was popularized by Sergei Tetris, who claimed to also be the victim of a similar experiments on obsessive compulsive disorder, but because of Tetris' strange compulsion to stack oddly shaped bricks, many dismissed the theory as the insane rantings of very troubled man.

Re:what a coincidence (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 4 years ago | (#31675222)

Every geek also knows that story is a complete fabrication (you could at least wait until April 1st to repost it). You could probably get Fox to greenlight it though, considering they've purportedly just sunk to inking a deal [google.com] to make a sequel to Independence Day (I just hope that one is an April Fool's joke too).

How could you not link the pics? (1)

postermmxvicom (1130737) | more than 4 years ago | (#31677002)

Here is the artwork [threadless.com] to go along with your story. I believe this is the original artist. Could be wrong.

Re:How could you not link the pics? (1)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 4 years ago | (#31679492)

That's Travis' baby alright.

you think that's impressive? (1)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 4 years ago | (#31673980)

just wait until pinky and clyde show up from around the side of saturn

Why is MeMaw hiding the game? (1)

moteyalpha (1228680) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674110)

That is what I thought when I read it.
And seriously, why do they have tri-color on a temperature scale?

A quantity that has one dimension, such as temperature can be a graded scale of a single color and when you use purple and mauve and hot pink it simply confuses the interpretation. If you were trying to represent two or three dimensions of data then I could see that using RGB would allow quick interpretation of the data once an association was learned, however in this case it simply serves to obscure the data.

Re:Why is MeMaw hiding the game? (1)

idontgno (624372) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674324)

Here's why [wikipedia.org]

Specifically: "Pseudo-coloring can make some details more visible, by increasing the distance in color space between successive gray levels."

Re:Why is MeMaw hiding the game? (1)

moteyalpha (1228680) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674910)

It was a rhetorical [wikipedia.org] question. It is a figure of speech, like having the name idontgnome for a KDE fan.
I can make a python script in gimp that translates a gray scale to color so I comprehend that data can be represented in many ways including adding dimensions by converting gray scale to a bump map.
My real question was whether the image actually imparted more information in the form of false coloring or if it made the matter more confusing like a term paper with so many different fonts that it looks like a ransom note.
<mauve> S0m371m35 m0r3 D4t4 c4n B 1mp4r73d</mauve> , but seems to distract instead of enhance,
simply my opinion.

Let me be the first to say... (1)

SoulMaster (717007) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674212)

That's just COOL! Too bad the writer of the article didn't know enough about Pac Man to realize that he's about to much on a Power Pellet and eat all the ghost-Thetans that are coming his way after liberation by the Scientologists!

Pacman is out, can't be hidden (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31674240)

Reasonably skilled culturers can probably get some Pacman from the bottom of a Rogue bottle.

Wyeast sells it seasonally (Wyeast 1764) and you can order it from places like Northern Brewer [northernbrewer.com] .

Re:Pacman is out, can't be hidden (1)

cmiller173 (641510) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674666)

Or any LHBS that carries the licensed Rogue ingredient kits should also have Pacman.

obligatory... (0, Offtopic)

archangel9 (1499897) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674542)

On Saturn's moons, the Pac-man eats YOU!

Omnomnomnom (1)

Anarki2004 (1652007) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674570)

Omnomnomnom

Re:Omnomnomnom (1)

Anarki2004 (1652007) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674604)

i know its bad form to respond to your own comment, but it just dawned on me that that was already in the tags :(

paradolia (1)

Faux_Pseudo (141152) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674878)

This is obiously a message from pac-man that he wants us to be reminded of his eternal love. If every Jesus shapped food item has this kind of meating then that is the only conclusion I can draw.

Oh Drat (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 4 years ago | (#31674964)

Cassini has put his thumb into the frame again.

Lawsuit! (1)

chucklebutte (921447) | more than 4 years ago | (#31675200)

Total infringement by the solar system! Namco and Lucas is gonna have a field day with this one!

Here it comes... wait for it... wait for it... (1)

N0Man74 (1620447) | more than 4 years ago | (#31676232)

Now if this image is a representation of temperature difference, and the shape colored like Pac-Man represents a warmer area... one might say that Mimas has "Pac-Man Fever".

moons? (1)

Cazakatari (1403081) | more than 4 years ago | (#31677082)

These aren't the moons you're looking for.

I'm British & Patriotic.... (1)

pandrijeczko (588093) | more than 4 years ago | (#31684906)

...let me know if and when they find a giant Miner Willy [wikipedia.org] on Titan or something.

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