|arya||Date: Friday, 24-July-2015, 7:26 PM | Message # 1|
The latest intriguing feature spotted on Pluto is a new mountain range -- one with peaks as tall as the Appalachian Mountains on Earth. The new range, shown in the image above, joins one discovered earlier that's comparable in height to the Rockies.
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Up to a mile high, the mountains sit in the southwest portion of Pluto’s Tombaugh Regio (Tombaugh Region), more popularly known as its "heart."
But while early pictures of Pluto -- ones taken in the days before the historic New Horizons flyby -- seemed to show a glowing heart on the dwarf planet's surface, we now know that the heart in question is broken. And partially made of ice.
Read more/full article/source - http://www.washingtonpost.com/news....n-pluto