Pluto Ice «Heart» Turned to Be Multilayered

13.01.2016

Thanks to the information obtained by the space probe New Horizons, experts found that the so-called «heart» of Pluto is covered by different types of ice, including solid water.

Pluto Ice «Heart» Turned to Be Multilayered

Scientists believe that the mountains on Saturn can not be formed by nitrogen ice and frozen carbon monoxide, as it has been previously thought. If that was true, then, given the age and height of the mountains, they would have flattened long ago - such changes of Pluto relief take place rather quickly, for 20-30 years. Thus, nitrogen ice is likely located only on the surface, when ice water and solid rocks are in the depth of the «heart».