The Pac Man Planet?

The Pac Man Planet?

Mimas, one of Saturn's 62 moons, already had a nickname, The Death Star, due to the enormous crater mirroring the appearance of the Star Wars genocide machine.

But this thermal imaging shot taken by the Cassini probe, currentlky orbiting Saturn, gives a very different picture indeed. One that suggests "waka waka waka". Could Pac Man Planet be a new moniker?

The change in temperature is explained as a difference in surface materials, possibly caused by the impact that left the aforementioned crater.

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