NASA probe reveals ice mountains on Pluto

News4u-News Desk-Images from NASA’s ‘New Horizons’ probe has revealed that Pluto has mountains made of ice which are as high as those in the Rockies.

The pictures also show signs of geological activity on Pluto. On Wednesday, scientists presented the first pictures acquired by the ‘New Horizons’ probe during its historic flyby of the dwarf planet.

The team has also named the prominent heart-shaped region on Pluto after the world’s discoverer Clyde Tombaugh.

The spacecraft sped past the dwarf planet on Tuesday, getting as close as 12,500 km and grabbing a huge volume of data.

The first close-up image of Pluto’s surface showed a terrain that had been resurfaced by some geological process - such as volcanism - within the last 100 million years.

NASA probe reveals ice mountains on Pluto

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