Tiny Pluto Big On Frozen Water Reserves

New submitter rmdingler writes that a new map created by NASA based on the New Horizons flyby of Pluto “shows much more frozen water than scientists initially expected.” Using LEISA to photograph from 108,000 kilometers away, much more of the recently demoted planet’s frozen surface liquid is water, rather than methane, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen as originally posited.

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