PolakoVoador wrote:Went to the NASA website to see if there were any official theory, but for now it's mostly "Maybe hills? I dunno" due to the limited amount of data sent back.
What I liked was this phrase:Alan Stern, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) wrote:We’ve only scratched the surface of our Pluto exploration, but it already seems clear to me that in the initial reconnaissance of the solar system, the best was saved for last.
Have any other rocky world (or moon) of our solar system given us so many "Well, no idea how that happens" at first encounter?
This has happened for every mission flown to the outer solar system from what I recall. Before Galileo flew to Jupiter, it was thought that the outer planets' moons would be basically like our moon. Then Io and Europa happened. If these missions have taught us anything (other than all that excellent scientific data), it is that there is always room to be surprised.