Herald Sun

MOUN­TAINS ON PLUTO

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THIS range of rel­a­tively youth­ful moun­tains rises up to 3500m above the sur­face of the icy planet. They were likely formed no more than 100 mil­lion years ago — mere young­sters rel­a­tive to the 4.56 bil­lion years of the so­lar sys­tem — and may still be in the process of build­ing.

 ??  ?? An­nette Tom­baugh Sitze, daugh­ter of Pluto dis­cov­erer Clyde Tom­baugh, watches im­ages of Pluto. Pic­ture: AFP
An­nette Tom­baugh Sitze, daugh­ter of Pluto dis­cov­erer Clyde Tom­baugh, watches im­ages of Pluto. Pic­ture: AFP

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