Day: May 10, 2016

Earth’s Mantle Is Moving 10 Times Faster

The Earth’s mantle is moving ten times faster than previous estimates have suggested, says a study based on a more sophisticated method to glean underground data. Geologists have recently discovered that the Earth’s mantle (the layer just below the crust of the planet) is moving much faster than previously thought. They came to this conclusion

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New Horizons’ Next Target Is A Mysterious Object Past Pluto

New Horizons will reach a distant, mysterious object in the Kuiper Belt in three years’ time. New Horizons has been accomplishing a series of feats lately. During its flyby near Pluto last year, it was able to take a number of pictures of the dwarf planet and its moons. From this data, scientists on Earth

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Pluto’s Moon, Hydra, Covered With Pure Water Ice

Pluto’s moon, Hydra, is covered almost entirely in pristine water ice! We have been amassing new data on Pluto like never before ever since New Horizons approached the dwarf planet. We also have had the chance to learn more about the moons of Pluto, and now, updated data sheds further light on its outermost moon,

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