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Scientists dive into precious Pluto data

  • From possible ice volcanoes to twirling moons, NASA’s New Horizons science team is busy analysing more than 50 exciting discoveries about Pluto that the probe has revealed so far. “The New Horizons mission has taken what we thought we knew about Pluto and turned it upside down,” said Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA headquarters in Washington, DC. For one such discovery, New Horizons geologists combined images of Pluto’s surface to make 3D maps that indicate two of Pluto’s most distinctive mountains could be cryovolcanoes -- ice volcanoes that may have been active in the recent geological past. Source: IANS