Ice volcano on Pluto

Ice volcanoes found on the surface of Pluto. An iceberg, or ice volcano, is a body of water that rises and cools in the form of a volcano. In July 2015, scientists analyzed images taken by NASA’s spacecraft orbiting Pluto and its satellites to identify the presence of ice volcanoes on Pluto.

The temperature at Pluto is -232 degrees Celsius. It is one of the coolest items in the Kuiper Belt. There are mountains, valleys, plains and craters. If you look from the surface of Pluto, you can see the red snowy blue sky.

While examining some of the images, a low-lying area caught the eye of scientists. It was a region never seen before on Pluto. They were later discovered to be ice volcanoes.

Parts of Pluto’s surface that have exposed water ice are highlighted in blue, in a composite image from NASA. The space agency says the water ice appears on parts of the surface that are red.

This region is located southwest of Pluto’s Sputnik Planisia ice sheet. This is an ancient meteorite fall area with an area of ​​1000 km. The water here is frozen like a mountain. The two largest of these are known as the Wright Mons and the Picard Mons.

The Wright Mons are 4 to 5 km high and 150 km wide. Picard Mons is 7 km high and 225 km wide.

The Wright Mons are about the size of the Mona Loa volcano in Hawaii, one of the largest volcanoes on Earth.

Scientists say that until recently, these ice volcanoes were active. That is 10 billion, 200 million years ago. It is relatively young. That is, the presence of non-freezing water is present inside Pluto. This indicates that Pluto’s internal temperature is higher. Singer said.

The Ice Volcano eruption is also a very different phenomenon. Snow flows through a hole in the top of the mountain in a toothpick to the surface of Pluto. Because the surface is extremely cold, liquid water cannot stay there for long. All of the surrounding area is thought to have formed as lava flowed from the volcano.

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