New Horizons: Images reveal ice mountains on Pluto

Found on BBC News on Thursday, 16 July 2015
Browse Astronomy

Pluto has mountains made of ice that are as high as those in the Rockies, images from the New Horizons probe reveal.

Mission scientist John Spencer told journalists that the first close-up image of Pluto's surface showed a terrain that had been resurfaced by some geological process - such as volcanism - within the last 100 million years.

A really impressive mission.