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Jan 12 2016

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Latest from Pluto

When one has spent the last week and a half gallivanting about eating bon-bons and such, it always pays to swing by NASA’s New Horizons page because there is usually something cool there. I was not disappointed:

‘X’ Marks a Curious Corner on Pluto’s Icy Plains. They postulate that big chunks of liquid nitrogen slowly rise to the surface of the planet, where they cool and then slowly sink again. The “X” could be where solid nitrogen sunk below the surface to be reheated again.

Like a slow-motion lava lamp, which is cool in a beatnik sort of way.

I personally think it’s the location of a secret Gamalon base:

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