Pluto’s polygons may have been formed by convection

Posted by on June 1, 2016 8:35 pm
Categories: Science

On Pluto, icebergs floating in a sea of nitrogen ice are key to a possible explanation of the quilted appearance of the Sputnik Planum region of the dwarf planet’s surface. Researchers have proposed that the polygons seen in the images could be individual Rayleigh–Bénard convection cells.

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