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Each of the spots is about 300 miles in diameter
originally posted by: UnderKingsPeak
I wonder if Oberg already knew this and that's why
we got the "stuff may be weird with Pluto so don't go all alien
on it" thread a week ago ? That's a direct quote btw I'm not paraphrasing at all.
I'm 100% sure of it
originally posted by: Subsonic
The line of dark patches reminds me of when Comet Shoemaker-Levy crashed into Jupiter years ago...it left a line of equally spaced holes in the cloud layers of its atmosphere. Maybe this is what we're looking at on Pluto? Only these would potentially be far older since the scars were made in rock rather than gas and are essentially permanent scars.
It would sort of make sense given Pluto's location in the Kuiper Belt that we may find far more comet bombardment since, well, that's where comets come from...