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The icy mountains of Pluto

Surface of Pluto. Credit: NASA-JHUAPL-SwRI

New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) above the surface of the icy body. The mountains likely formed no more than 100 million years ago — mere youngsters relative to the ...

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