The Icy Mountains of Pluto — Totseans

The Icy Mountains of Pluto

SlartibartfastSlartibartfast Global Moderator-__-
edited July 2015 in Spurious Generalities
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/the-icy-mountains-of-pluto

New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) above the surface of the icy body.

The mountains likely formed no more than 100 million years ago -- mere youngsters relative to the 4.56-billion-year age of the solar system -- and may still be in the process of building, says Geology, Geophysics and Imaging (GGI) team leader Jeff Moore of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.. That suggests the close-up region, which covers less than one percent of Pluto’s surface, may still be geologically active today.
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/nh-plutosurface.png

Comments

  • DfgDfg Admin
    So, we can terraform Pluto? I mean it's cold but come one, throw some nukes in there and it just might come alive. Plus Jesus might be living there.
  • SlartibartfastSlartibartfast Global Moderator -__-
    edited July 2015
    You know...we only discovered Pluto in 1930. This is the first images of the surface _ever_. 

    We basically know nothing about anything. It would be just as likely as unlikely that we get back a picture of some green bug-eyed Plutonian waving at us. 
  • bornkillerbornkiller Administrator In your girlfriends snatch
    Seriously nasa, a mountain range? Where are the plutonites and their ice cities at?
  • DfgDfg Admin

    Seriously nasa, a mountain range? Where are the plutonites and their ice cities at?

    Melted after watching this I guess.
  • bornkillerbornkiller Administrator In your girlfriends snatch
    Don't be silly! That may melt their ice cities but that wouldn't generate enough heat to melt the plutonites, everyone knows plutonites are 85% gummy bear.
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