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Glacial flow on Pluto

Glacial flow on Pluto

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Glacial flow on Pluto
Annotated image of the northern region of Pluto's Sputnik Planum, swirl-shaped patterns of light and dark suggest that a surface layer of exotic ices has flowed around obstacles and into depressions, much like glaciers on Earth.

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Original image data dated on or about July 14, 2015

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