Pluto's Strange Secrets Revealed
Pluto, a tiny dwarf planet on the edge of the solar system has set the world of astronomy alight. Astronomers thought Pluto would be cold, geologically dead and covered in craters but NASAs New Horizons Probe revealed it as a world full of wonder: smooth plains, river beds, mountain ranges and perhaps even ice volcanoes. Now scientists have to decipher the active processes underpinning this surprising geology. Does Pluto have a hidden liquid ocean, do it’s nitrogen ice glaciers have self-healing powers and is its giant Moon, Charon a cosmic thief? After years of research, scientists are finally finding the answers.