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Pluto at Dusk: Spectacular, and Spookily Earthlike

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by EF-Roger, Sep 17, 2015.

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  1. EF-Roger

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    Ice, probably frozen nitrogen, that accumulated on the highlands (right) is draining from Pluto’s mountains into the informally named Sputnik Planum through a series of valleys (red arrows). The flow front of the ice moving into Sputnik Planum is outlined by the blue arrows.

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    The setting sun illuminates a fog or near-surface haze, cut by the parallel shadows of many local hills and small mountains on Pluto

    Article: Pluto at Dusk: Spectacular, and Spookily Earthlike – Phenomena: No Place Like Home
     
  2. harpazo22

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    How did they get that good of pictures? Especially the second one. Makes me wonder.
     
  3. dyanmarie25

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    Maybe I am acting a little dumb here, but I never had any idea that Pluto has hills and mountains. And from what I know, Pluto is not considered as a planet anymore.
     

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