Pluto: The Big Picture – Convection, Evaporation, Flooding, Global Banding & Rotational Fission

1. The movement of soft ices in convection cells is carrying warm ice onto Pluto’s surface. This ice evaporates while moving to the edge of each cell, supplying Pluto’s atmosphere with nitrogen, methane and carbon monoxide. At the edge of each cell the soft ice, now cold, is subducted back into Pluto’s interior. The methane […]

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