Video: Pluto’s Moon Has Mysterious Mountain

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New images and photos from Pluto’s moon Charon have scientists puzzled.

According to GeoBeats [1]:

Of the many images that were taken by New Horizons recently, a photo of Pluto’s largest moon Charon reveals a particularly unusual area.

“The most intriguing feature is a large mountain sitting in a moat,” remarks Jeff Moore, a New Horizons team member. He also goes on to say, “This is a feature that has geologists stunned and stumped.”
The agency recently released the close-up photo of the region which is estimated to have been shot from a distance of about 49,000 miles.

The unusual area appears in the upper-left corner of the photo which spans about 240 miles along its vertical frame.

It shows a deep depression with a mountain-like land mass rising from the middle of it.

According to officials, there will be better opportunities to study the area once less compressed images arrive back to Earth.



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