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Asteroid looks like Dungeons & Dragons die, says actual NASA scientist

by Joey Davidson | February 19, 2017February 19, 2017 2:00 pm PST

Nerds! Everywhere, glorious nerds. Well, in this case, I suppose we could have expected a NASA Jet Propulsion scientist to make a Dungeons & Dragons reference. That fits the bill perfectly, in all honesty.

In an official release from NASA detailing asteroid 2017 BQ6, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist Lance Benner described the asteroid as it features “relatively sharp corners, flat regions, concavities, and small bright spots that may be boulders.” Benner went on to say that “asteroid 2017 BQ6 reminds me of the dice used when playing Dungeons and Dragons. It is certainly more angular than most near-Earth asteroids imaged by radar.”


He’s not wrong, though

Take a look at the┬áradar images captured using NASA’s Goldstone Solar System Radar in California. Yep, those look like Dungeons & Dragons dice to me.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...