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Earth Shortly To Be Devoured By Giant PacMan - It's Official

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Icy North

Scientists have discovered that if they process images from Tethys, a moon of the planet Saturn in a certain way, then it looks exactly like the star of the arcade game PacMan:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20510109

Yet, this is no throwaway item. The phenomenon has been properly documented and published in Icarus, an academic journal devoted to the publication of original contributions in the field of Solar System studies. The article's main author, CJA Howett, works at the Southwest Research Institute in Bolder, Colorado.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103512004204#

According to the article's abstract, they've been measuring the moon's 'bolometric Bond albedo', which sounds to me like a scientific description of the effect Daniel Craig has on women.

Howett's results provide 'strong evidence that MeV electrons can significantly alter icy surfaces.' But I wonder if he'd have published if he hadn't seen PacMan?

If ever there was a shoo-in for next year's IgNobel prizes, then this has to be it.


Earth Shortly To Be Devoured By Giant PacMan - It's Official

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deb - I'm in love with my soup maker & I don't care who knows it

Well I hope someone's alerted The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk: F19585?thread=8298451

Deb smiley - cheerup


Earth Shortly To Be Devoured By Giant PacMan - It's Official

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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

Between the zombies, killer robotic domestic appliances, a pac-man eating moon, and the inevitable metior strike, we don't stand a chance! damnit... I'm going to go find some of these hallucinogenic mushrooms and a raindeer to pass them though, if we're doomed to this extent one might as well try and ease the pain smiley - winkeyesmiley - run


Earth Shortly To Be Devoured By Giant PacMan - It's Official

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Recumbentman

Some people's reaction is always to take the piss


Earth Shortly To Be Devoured By Giant PacMan - It's Official

Post 5

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

smiley - applausesmiley - rofl


Earth Shortly To Be Devoured By Giant PacMan - It's Official

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

And they say we don't need a tinfoil hat smiley. smiley - cross


Earth Shortly To Be Devoured By Giant PacMan - It's Official

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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

We're doomed! We're doomed! Doomed I tell ya... smiley - runsmiley - run


Earth Shortly To Be Devoured By Giant PacMan - It's Official

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Amy Pawloski, aka 'paper lady'--'Mufflewhump'?!? click here to find out... (ACE)

[Amy P]


Earth Shortly To Be Devoured By Giant PacMan - It's Official

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Peanut

smiley - snork at post 4


Earth Shortly To Be Devoured By Giant PacMan - It's Official

Post 10

Titania (gone for lunch)

>>sounds to me like a scientific description of the effect Daniel Craig has on women>>

*sniggers*


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