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Pluto’s landscape more like Earth’s than previously thought

18 Nov 2020, 12:50 UTC
Pluto’s landscape more like Earth’s than previously thought NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

As winter approaches and snow blankets Earth’s peaks, they may not look so different from a mountain vista on a planet 3.2 billion miles farther from the sun. A paper published October 13, 2020 in the journal Nature describes Pluto’s ice capped mountains. The Pigafetta and Elcano Montes in the eastern Cthulhu region of Pluto have summits that, according to the study’s authors.

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