Link25 (236) – The Empanada Moon Edition

Did you hear about Saturn’s moon, Pan? It looks like “an empanada”. We’ve always known that it’s one of the weirdest moons in our Solar System, but the image sent back by NASA’s Cassini probe have been nothing short of amazing! Pan however is not the only amazing thing you’ll come across on this Friday’s Link25. You’ll also learn about the new 3000-year-old statue in Cairo, the new Little Mermaid trailer, what sugar does to your brain, and so much more. So get ready because this is Link25 (236) – The Empanada Moon Edition.


Stunning close-up of Saturn’s moon, Pan, reveals a space empanada


Astronomers have long known that Pan, one of Saturn’s innermost moons, has an odd look. Based on images taken from a distance, researchers have said it looks like a walnut or a flying saucer. But now, NASA’s Cassini probe has delivered stunning close-ups of the 35-kilometer-wide icy moon, and it might be better called a pan-fried dumpling or an empanada. Pan orbits Saturn in a (click on the image to read the full article).


Archaeologists Find Massive 3,000-Year-Old Statue in Cairo Slum


CAIRO — Archaeologists have found a 26-foot statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum that the Antiquities Ministry has hailed as one of the most important discoveries ever.

Experts say it probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.

The was unearthed near the ruins of Ramses II’s temple in the (click on the image to read the full article).


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