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Methane Snow On Pluto's Peaks

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Uploaded by Waspie_Dwarf
Methane Snow On Pluto's Peaks
Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

Uploader comment: A chain of snow-capped mountains stretches across the dark expanse on Pluto informally named Cthulhu Regio. Cthulhu (pronounced "k-thu-lu") extends nearly halfway around Pluto's equator, starting to the west of the great nitrogen ice plains informally named Sputnik Planum (see color image of Pluto below).

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