Caltech: Astronomers find ice and possibly methane on Snow White, a distant dwarf planet


Related images (click to enlarge) Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have discovered that the dwarf planet 2007 OR10 — nicknamed Snow White — is an icy world, with about half its surface…

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Dwarf planet Haumea shines with crystalline ice


Related images(click to enlarge) The fifth dwarf planet of the Solar System, Haumea, and at least one of its two satellites, are covered in crystalline water-ice due to the tidal forces between them and the…

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