Professor Cullen Blake Discusses the Pluto Flyby and "Earth's Twin."

Hunting for Planets


“Pluto is the best known member of a class of objects that lurk in the exterior of our solar system,” says Cullen Blake, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy. “Before the New Horizons photos, we conceived of these planets as big, dirty balls of ice. Now we realize that they are not featureless and barren because they have mountains and canyons on the surface...”


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