New Horizons Discovers Frozen Plain, Carbon Monoxide In Pluto’s ‘Heart’

New first-look data from the New Horizons probe shows the large, heart-shaped feature on Pluto to be a vast frozen plain, no older than 100 million years, with a high concentration of carbon monoxide. Early results from the nuclear-powered spacecraft since its July 14 flyby also reveal a symmetrical...

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