Methane Dunes on Pluto
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 826 , Segment 2
Episode: Masterpiece Cakeshop Wins in Supreme Court, Methane Dunes on Pluto, Killing Cancer with Arsenic
- Jun 4, 2018 11:00 pm
- 11:21 mins
Guest: Jani Radebaugh, PhD, Associate Professor of Geology, BYU New Horizons spacecraft sent back the first high-resolution photos of Pluto back in 2015. Looking at these pictures, BYU planetary scientist Jani Radebaugh thought something seemed familiar. Parts of Pluto looked an awful lot like the dunes of Death Valley, California, where she often takes her students on field trips. But Pluto was supposed to a frozen planet, not one with a shifting surface.