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viernes, 15 de enero de 2016

NASA : Pluto’s Wright Mons in Color .- De Plutón Wright Lunas en color

Hola amigos: A VUELO DE UN QUINDE EL BLOG.,Esta característica, conocida como Wright Mons, fue nombrado de manera informal por el equipo de New Horizons en honor de los hermanos Wright. A unas 90 millas (150 kilómetros) de ancho y 2,5 millas (4 kilómetros) de altura, esta característica es enorme. Si en realidad es un volcán de hielo, como se sospecha, sería la más grande de estas características descubierto en el sistema solar exterior....
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highest-resolution color view of one of two potential cryovolcanoes spotted on the surface of Pluto by the New Horizons
Scientists with NASA’s New Horizons mission have assembled this highest-resolution color view of one of two potential cryovolcanoes spotted on the surface of Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft in July 2015.
 
This feature, known as Wright Mons, was informally named by the New Horizons team in honor of the Wright brothers. At about 90 miles (150 kilometers) across and 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) high, this feature is enormous. If it is in fact an ice volcano, as suspected, it would be the largest such feature discovered in the outer solar system.
Mission scientists are intrigued by the sparse distribution of red material in the image and wonder why it is not more widespread. Also perplexing is that there is only one identified impact crater on Wright Mons itself, telling scientists that the surface (as well as some of the crust underneath) was created relatively recently. This is turn may indicate that Wright Mons was volcanically active late in Pluto’s history.
This composite image includes pictures taken by the New Horizons spacecraft’s Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on July 14, 2015, from a range of about 30,000 miles (48,000 kilometers), showing features as small as 1,500 feet (450 meters) across. Sprinkled across the LORRI mosaic is enhanced color data from the Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC) gathered about 20 minutes after the LORRI snapshots were taken, from a range of 21,000 miles (34,000 kilometers) and at a resolution of about 2,100 feet (650 meters) per pixel. The entire scene is 140 miles (230 kilometers) across.

Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI
Last Updated: Jan. 14, 2016
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