Especially for those who’ve been wanting a little more otherwordly geology: here’s a roundup of some of the fascinating geology we’re finding on Pluto. Including: ice volcanoes, floating hills, and mysterious pits. Enjoy!
New at Rosetta Stones: Little Worlds Have Geology, Too!
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On a related topic of studies of parts of the earth that we now know less about than good bit of pluto:
A report on deep sea vents that when the fluid cools deposit talc. https://eos.org/articles/novel-vents-built-from-talc-found-far-from-mid-ocean-rift This is off the mid cayman rise in the Caribbean. It is interesting in that venting here is not coming from a normal mid ocean ridge (black smokers) but a lesser deep sea feature. The basement is different being ultramaific rock, that when fluids propagate thru it, produce fluids that deposit talc, where black smokers come thru basalt.
And here was I thinking the ice geysers on Enceladus were the Solar System’s peak ice. Sweet.
Marvellous article there, thanks Dana! :-D
I’m especially partial to the floating hills.
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