acm-header
Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM News

NASA's New Horizons Discovers Frozen Plains in the Heart of Pluto's 'Heart'


Pluto craterless plain

In the center left of Plutos vast heart-shaped featureinformally named "Tombaugh Regio"lies a vast, craterless plain that appears to be no more than 100 million years old, and is possibly still being shaped by geologic processes.

Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI

In the latest data from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, a new close-up image of Pluto reveals a vast, craterless plain that appears to be no more than 100 million years old, and is possibly still being shaped by geologic processes.

From NASA
View Full Article

 


 

No entries found

Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account