Strange Formations Resembling Giant Knife Blades of Ice on Pluto

Strange Formations Resembling Giant Knife Blades of Ice on Pluto

The maps above are from New Horizons’ data on the topography (top) and composition (bottom) of Pluto’s surface. In the high-resolution topographical map, the highlighted red region is high in elevation. The map below, showing the composition, indicates the same section also contains methane, color-coded in orange. One can see the orange features spread into the fuzzier, lower-resolution data that covers the rest of the globe, meaning those areas, too, are high in methane, and therefore likely to be high in elevation. Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/LPI

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