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Oct 01 2015

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NASA ‘Charon’ new pictures

Pluto’s Big Moon Charon Reveals a Colorful and Violent History. (See what I did there?)

High-resolution images of the Pluto-facing hemisphere of Charon, taken by New Horizons as the spacecraft sped through the Pluto system on July 14, and transmitted to Earth on Sept. 21, reveal details of a belt of fractures and canyons just north of the moon’s equator. This great canyon system stretches across the entire face of Charon, more than a thousand miles, and probably around onto Charon’s far side. Four times as long as the Grand Canyon, and twice as deep in places, these faults and canyons indicate a titanic geological upheaval in Charon’s past.

Amazing…

Permanent link to this article: http://www.newspaceraces.com/2015/10/01/nasa-charon-new-pictures/

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