Sunday Moment of Zen: Pluto in 3D

The New Horizons probe has done astonishing things for our understanding of the Solar System’s ninth world. Even better, it’s shown us how little we understand given the surface’s relative lack of craters suggests it has an active geology. Which, at the edge of the solar system, is one of the last things anyone expected.

Then there are the mountains. 11,000 feet tall mountains of ice crafted by some distant cousin of the geology we currently understand at the outer edge of the solar system. This week, Mattias Malmer rendered them into 3D so we could get a look at the terrain. Today, they’re your Sunday Moment of Zen.



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