Pluto Should Be Pissed

As Obama says of global science change, “The science is IN!”

Sure it is. Not only is Pluto a planet, that little sucker has a MOON! In fact, the planet that scientists not long ago said wasn’t a planet, has more than one moon.

As the National Post reports:

Pluto’s big moon, Charon, is being revealed in all its rugged glory.

NASA released the best color pictures yet of Charon on Thursday. The images were taken by the New Horizons spacecraft during its flyby of Pluto in July and transmitted to Earth 1 1/2 weeks ago.

Some of the scientists were taken aback, expecting Charon to have a more “monotonous” look. Instead, the images revealed a “surprisingly complex and violent history.”

“It looks like the entire crust of Charon has been split open,” said John Spencer, deputy lead for GGI at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. “With respect to its size relative to Charon, this feature is much like the vast Valles Marineris canyon system on Mars.”


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