Tag Archives: Pluto Emitting X-Rays

Pluto Is Emitting X-Rays, and That’s Really Weird

Something very strange is going on around Pluto. The icy world that sits some 3.6 billion miles from the sun appears to be emitting x-rays—high energy radiation associated with gases with temperatures of a million degrees. That makes Pluto the furthest known x-ray source in our solar system. If confirmed, the finding could reshape our understanding of the dwarf planet’s atmosphere.

Continue reading Pluto Is Emitting X-Rays, and That’s Really Weird