1. Scientists identify a possible source for Charon's red cap  Phys.org
  2. Pluto's Moon Has a Mysterious Red North Pole, And We May Finally Know Why  ScienceAlert
  3. Charon's Red Cap at its North Pole? We Might Have an Answer  Universe Today
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Southwest Research Institute scientists combined data from NASA's New Horizons mission with novel laboratory experiments and exospheric modeling to reveal the likely composition of the red cap on Pluto's ...

Scientists identify a possible source for Charon's red cap

Pluto's life partner, Charon, has a disarming red 'cap'. Ever since New Horizons snapped the moon's rust-tinted north pole on its 2015 flyby, scientists have pondered the planetary processes responsible for leaving such a bold landmark.Pluto's life partner, Charon, has a disarming red 'cap'. Ever since New Horizons snapped the moon's rust-tinted north pole on its 2015 flyby, scientists have pondered the planetary processes responsible for leaving such a bold landmark.

Pluto's Moon Has a Mysterious Red North Pole, And We May Finally Know Why

Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, started off as a beautiful, smooth red grape until someone came along, mostly peeled it, tried to smoosh it, then just gave up and walked away, leaving the poor moon to look like the absolute travesty that it is. Okay, so maybe that’s not exactly what happened, but Charon just looks … Continue reading "Charon’s Red Cap at its North Pole? We Might Have an Answer"

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Lab data is combined with NASA New Horizons to identify where Pluto's Moon came from. Pluto's moon, Charon, has a red cap, and there are many possibilities for how it originated according to the many theories brought by studies and other data.Lab data is combined with NASA New Horizons to identify where Pluto's Moon came from. Pluto's moon, Charon, has a red cap, and there are many possibilities for how it originated according to the many theories brought by studies and other data.

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