Not quite "astronomy" news, but very intriguing: in 1983, Atari buried 3.5 millions copies of a terrifically bad video game inspired by E.T. -- The Extra Terrestrial. They're digging them up this week.
This was a symbolic moment in what was known as the 1983 Video Game Crash.
The site in Alamogordo, New Mexico, where Atari is rumored to have buried some 3.5 million copies of the video game cartridge E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is set to be dug up this Saturday.