A Look at Pluto Surface Ice

 


 NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI

 

 

Once again we have area is the lack of craters in this image showing not only geological activity but current geological activity. This above image shows what is most likely cracked ice with darker subsurface material coming out of it. Some of it formed hills and surface pitting suggests ejected material. This is best explained by subsurface liquid material, probably liquid water with other material mixed in. This observation supports the existence of current geological activity a prediction of a young Pluto heated by accelerated nuclear decay some 4000 - 8000 years ago.  It was however not what was predicted by a 4.5 billion  year old Pluto.


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