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Bulge Found On Pluto

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Some people have always thought there’s something fishy about [dwarf] planet Pluto. Not only is Pluto in tandem with its moon Charon, has four other moons, but now New Horizons mission discovers a mysterious bulge near the planet’s “north” pole.

The following animated image was composed from a series of photos taken by New Horizons last April. The bulge can be seen as both bodies rotate.

Bulge Found On Pluto – Image: NASA/JHU-APL/SwRI

The still image and zoom-in show the bulge.

Bulge Found On Pluto – Image: NASA/JHU-APL/SwRI

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