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Pluto's Ice Caps Made of Methane, Turns Earth's Process Upside Down

13 Oct 2020, 15:00 UTC
Pluto's Ice Caps Made of Methane, Turns Earth's Process Upside Down NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI and Ames Research Center/Daniel Rutter

The mountains discovered on Pluto during the New Horizons spacecraft's flyby of the dwarf planet in 2015 are covered by a blanket of methane ice, creating bright deposits strikingly like the snow-capped mountain chains found on Earth.

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