Towering ice volcanoes identified on surprisingly vibrant Pluto
Scientists have discovered a number of dome-shaped ice volcanoes on Pluto, which look unlike anything else in our solar system and may still be active. These cryovolcanoes range from 0.6 miles to 7 miles tall and are believed to extrude large amounts of frozen water, similar to toothpaste. Although cryovolcanoes have been identified on other celestial bodies, such as Ceres, Enceladus, Titan, Europa, and Triton, Pluto's are unique due to the different surface conditions, temperature, atmospheric pressure, and icy materials.0

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