Pluto’s unexpected surface and moons
The New Horizons mission team reported several unusual findings concerning Pluto this week at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Among the biggest was the discovery of two large and distinct mountains that New Horizons geologists think could be recently active “cryovolcanoes”. So-called cryovolcanoes are thought to spew a semi-frozen slurry of water ice, nitrogen or other gases instead of fire, smoke and lava […]
Archive for 2015 / November
- Shannon Sims on About this Site
- Axel on About this Site
- Shannon Sims on Is Galaxy Cluster IDCS J1426 one of the most distant and earliest?
- Howard Lipman on Is Galaxy Cluster IDCS J1426 one of the most distant and earliest?
- Valmir Feitosa on Satellite galaxy orbits versus cold dark matter