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Gigantic Ice Spikes on Pluto Trace Climate


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Pluto ice spikes

The texture seen in this image of Pluto is due to giant spikes of ice.

Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI

Pluto's Bladed Terrain is just as welcoming as the name sounds. The landscape type, which is found only in the high elevation areas around the dwarf planet's equator, is covered in fields of giant spikes of ice as tall as the Eiffel Tower, with peaks spaced a couple of miles part.

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