I am mainly interested in planetary formation as well as the origin of asteroids and comets. The geology of planetary surfaces is not my usual area but the images of Pluto returned by the New Horizons probe are so intriguing that I was inspired to start this blog to discuss them with the world.
The pictures have a story to tell, a story that is quite different and more interesting than the conventional pre-encounter view that Pluto would have a surface of rock solid water ice over a rocky core. The structure of a thin tar-like crust protecting an ocean of highly volatile ices may turn out to be a common pattern for TNOs.
I’m new to WordPress and the world of blogging so I would appreciate any advice on how I could improve the format of the site or perhaps a better alternative to the ‘intergalactic’ theme I’m now using. I would rather that visitors were presented with content when they arrive on the site, rather than having to scroll down from the giant title of the intergalactic theme.