NASA says two mountains near Pluto’s south pole could be ‘ice volcanoes’

November 13, 2015 by  
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Ever since the first images of Pluto ’s heart-shaped ‘ message of love ’ graced NASA’s Instagram feed, we’ve been pretty enamored with the dwarf planet. The New Horizons team just shared a bucketload of new and interesting deets from the distant hunk of matter, and even they aren’t sure what to make of it yet. The new info comes in the form of a mountainous map, which was shared at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society’s Division of Planetary Sciences. Curiously, the map seems to illustrate the existence of two giant mountains that could actually be ice volcanoes . It seems like a lot of maybes, but it makes more sense when you hear what the team has to say about the findings. Read the rest of NASA says two mountains near Pluto’s south pole could be ‘ice volcanoes’

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Fascinating new Pluto images contradict previously held beliefs

September 11, 2015 by  
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NASA reveals sneak peek of Pluto’s “message of love” on Instagram

July 14, 2015 by  
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This morning, we woke up to a world forever changed. Well, that’s technically true of every morning, but this morning, NASA gave the world a first look at the surface of Pluto . That in itself is both cool and newsworthy; that the space agency chose Instagram as the venue for the reveal is icing on the cake. Rather than release initial images on the agency’s own website, as is usually the case, NASA partnered with the Facebook-owned photo sharing app for the sneak peek of this mysterious non-planet. Read the rest of NASA reveals sneak peek of Pluto’s “message of love” on Instagram Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: closest photos of pluto , nasa , new horizons mission , new horizons spacecraft , photos from space , pluto , pluto surface

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Future Dutch roadways made of recycled plastic will snap together like LEGO

July 14, 2015 by  
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The Dutch city of Rotterdam may soon be the first to have roads made of recycled plastic waste fished out of world oceans. The city is collaborating with the construction firm VolkerWessels to devise a plan to revolutionize road systems with modular plastic panels that snap together. Read the rest of Future Dutch roadways made of recycled plastic will snap together like LEGO Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dutch plastic roads , plastic bricks that snap together , plastic prefabricated bricks , plastic roads , recycled plastic from oceans , recycled plastic waste , volkerwessels

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