NASANew HorizonsPlutoMakes Statement

Heart shape sharper image

24 Jul, 2015

NASA releases a sharper image of Pluto showing that the left half of the Tombaugh Regio heart region is different than the right. The left half is more filled in. Scientists believe some process, possibly wind, is blowing material from the left half to the right half.

Our interpretation is that material in the right lobe — the source for that material — is coming from the western [or left] lobe.

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