Scientists identify a possible source of the red mantle on Pluto's largest moon, Charon

Scientists identify a possible source of the red mantle on Pluto’s largest moon, Charon

Southwest Research Institute scientists have combined data from NASA’s New Horizons mission with new lab experiments and extra-atmospheric modeling to reveal the possible makeup of the red mantle on Pluto’s moon Charon and how it formed. The new findings suggest that intense seasonal elevations in Charon’s thin atmosphere combined with light that refracts the condensing …

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