New photos show Pluto is as complex as 'anything we've seen' in the solar system
J Thoendell stashed this in Space
Pluto's bright heart is a fascinating contrast to the darker regions surrounding it, and the new photos show some of the oldest and youngest geological regions on the dwarf planet. The oldest areas are pocked by craters, while the youngest are smooth, icy plains.
It's even possible that there are dunes on Pluto, suggesting that wind may have blown material into that formation, NASA said.
“Seeing dunes on Pluto — if that is what they are — would be completely wild, because Pluto’s atmosphere today is so thin,” William McKinnon, a New Horizons team member, said in a statement. “Either Pluto had a thicker atmosphere in the past, or some process we haven’t figured out is at work. It’s a head-scratcher.”
How could something so small be so complicated?
I guess size has nothing to do with complication.
Well, it might be small compared to Earth (1/6 of its radius), but it's still super huge compared to human scale.
There's a lot of natural beauties in Cali right? Cali is a tiny fraction of Pluto's surface.
So there's a tremendous amount of beautiful things to find on Pluto, like on every body of the solar system!
Look at that tiny Chury comet, isn't she sexy as hell?
Good point about the scale of Pluto, and Cali. And yes Chury looks fascinating too!