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NASA shares mesmerising images of Pluto’s icy heart that looks like cosmic Lava Lamp

US Space Agency NASA Has Recently Released Photos Of The Dwarf Planet Pluto Covered With Churning Ice Cells. Two US Studies Came Up With The Findings That Fresh Nitrogen Ice Churning Up From Beneath, Causing Pluto's Heart-shaped Patch.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 02 Jun 2016, 02:50:56 PM
Pluto’s icy heart that looks like cosmic Lava Lamp

New Delhi:

US space agency NASA has recently released photos of the dwarf planet Pluto covered with churning ice cells. Two US studies came up with the findings that fresh nitrogen ice churning up from beneath, causing Pluto's heart-shaped patch. By using observations and data from NASA spacecraft New Horizons' flyby of the dwarf planet last year combined with mathematical modelling to show convection from below continually rejuvenates the ice layers.

This large section looks like cosmic lava lamp. Scientists believe that for the first time, they can determine what these strange welts on the icy surface of Pluto really are. Evidence was found that even on a distant cold planet billions of miles from Earth, there is sufficient energy for vigorous geological activity.

Earlier also NASA has been releasing mesmerizing images of the planetary world with the earthlings showing us how beautiful and amazing the universe could be.

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First Published : 02 Jun 2016, 02:47:00 PM

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