Pluto

Astronomers Explain How Pluto Dunes Form Without Wind
May 31, 2018
News

Astronomers Explain How Pluto Dunes Form Without Wind

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto in July 2015, thus, finding dunes. But, how can dunes form without wind? Well, they are not sand dunes. Astronomers have recently discovered surprising evidence for methane Pluto dunes. Pluto’s dunes appear truly Earthly. They’re situated parallel to the edges of the...

373
0
Like
2 months ago
Astronomers Give Official Names to Landmarks on Pluto’s Moon Charon
April 14, 2018
News

Astronomers Give Official Names to Landmarks on Pluto’s Moon Charon

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has approved the official names for landmarks on Pluto’s largest moon, Charon.  So, earlier this week astronomers have announced approval of different names for a dozen craters, canyons, and other surface features on Charon. The New Horizons spacecraft is the legendary probe...

229
0
Like
3 months ago