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Heart of Pluto called the cause of his depression

Сердце Плутона назвали причиной его депрессииFormation of the heart of Pluto and, in particular, placed it on the plateau of the Satellite took a million years.

The New Horizons mission came to the conclusion that the formed ice heart of Pluto caused the depression (indentation) underneath the surface. A study published in the journal Nature.

Geophysics showed that the territory on Pluto, having the shape of a heart appeared when Charon, the largest satellite of the dwarf planet, in tidal capture (synchronous rotation) with her.

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This has led to the accumulation on the side of Pluto turned away from Charon, a huge amount of ice under the weight of which was a subsidence of the crust of the dwarf planet.

Scientists believe that the formation of the hearts of Pluto and, in particular, placed it on the plateau of the Satellite took a million years. Geological formation, according to geophysicists, steadily and very slowly decreases in volume.

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Their conclusions came Geophysics, conducted a computer simulation that takes into account data from station New Horizons. This unit is in the middle of 2015 flew past the system Pluto — Charon and by the end of 2016 completed the transfer on the Ground of the obtained data about the dwarf planet and its satellites.

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