Galactic Pac-Man Chomps Dots Across the Night's Sky

By Sam Gibbs on at

The universe is full of incredibly beautiful sights, but they're all designated with dull official codes like NGC 281. Thankfully some stargazers have a little imagination, and have nicknamed the nebula above after the original dot-chomper, Pac-Man. Can you see it?

And how about this recent image from NASA's new Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer -- Pac-Man with a little more bite? [NASA, PhotoBlog]

Pac-Man Nebula Infrared