NASA's New Horizons Data Helps Identify a Possible Source for Pluto's Moon Charon's Red Cap

Chris K

Chris K

Chris K
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NASA's New Horizons mission data along with novel laboratory experiments and exospheric modelling has helped scientists to reveal the likely composition of the red cap on Pluto's moon Charon and how it may have formed. The team realistically replicated Charon surface conditions to measure the composition and colour of hydrocarbons produced on Charon's winter hemispher...

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