It’s been three years since the New Horizons spacecraft whizzed by Pluto, but the non-planet is still in the news. And the latest news is that Pluto has a lot more in common with our own planet than was previously thought.
Pluto has dunes; they’re made of methane ice grains but are sculpted by winds that reach 24 miles per hour. This may not seem like much but since Pluto has less gravity, the wind doesn’t need to be as strong as here at home. Pluto also has a wide variety of landforms like we do on Earth: plains, trenches and mountain ranges. Pluto has snow-capped peaks of methane and Pluto may have an icy sea beneath its frozen surface. Who knew?
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