In a high-definition picture from NASA it appears what could be the volcano of the outer solar system’s largest ice that have erupted recently.
After completing the examination of one of the high resolution photos of Pluto obtained in July 2015 by the unmanned space mission New Horizons (Nuevos Horizontes), NASA has come to interesting conclusions. Pictured mountain Wright dubbed by the agency Mons, which could be one of the two potential cryovolcanoes dwarf planet appears.
The term cryovolcano scientists call the volcanoes of ice and water on other planets that exist in conditions of very low temperatures.
According to NASA, Bishop Wright is “huge,” and that is 4 kilometers high and 150 kilometers wide, which makes it the largest ice volcano ever found in the outer solar system.
What most baffles NASA is the presence of a single impact crater on its surface, which can mean “was created in the relatively recent past.” In this case, it is likely that Bishop Wright erupted in a recent moment in the history of Pluto, which would demonstrate its volcanic character.
Something that astronomers also can not explain is the “limited distribution” red matter that can see in the picture, because, according to them, should extend their distribution over the surface.