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New Horizons latest photos show Pluto's largest moon Charons colourful and violent history

Oct 02, 2015    

Washington: Nasa's New Horizons probe has returned the best colour and the highest resolution images ever of Pluto's largest moon Charon which show a surprisingly complex and violent history.At half the diameter of Pluto, Charon is the largest satellite relative to its planet in the solar system.Many New Horizons scientists expected Charon to be a monotonous, crater-battered world.Instead, they found a landscape covered with mountains, canyons, landslides, surface-colour variations and more."We thought the probability of seeing such interesting features on this satellite of a world at the...

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