Pluto’s puzzling patterns and pits

Pluto’s puzzling patterns and pits

It seems that the more we see of Pluto, the more fascinating it gets. With its prominent heart-shaped feature, icy mountains, and “snakeskin” terrain, Pluto has already surprised New Horizons scientists with the variety and complexity of its surface features. Now this latest image, from the heart of Pluto’s heart feature, shows the plains’ enigmatic …



Berkeley astronomers question future of Geoffrey Marcy after harassment charge

Berkeley astronomers question future of Geoffrey Marcy after harassment charge

A well-known astronomer resigned from the University of California, Berkeley, where he had been a professor for 16 years after an investigation found he sexually harassed several female students, two top administrators said. The university immediately accepted Professor Geoffrey Marcy’s resignation, according to a Wednesday statement from Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks and Executive Vice Chancellor …