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The first close-up views of Pluto show mountains made of ice and a surprisingly young, crater-free surface, scientists with NASA's New Horizons mission said Wednesday.The results are the first since the piano-sized spacecraft capped a 4.82 billion-kilometer, nine-and-a-half-yearlong journey to pass within 12,550 kilometers of Pluto Tuesday.Scientists do not know how Pluto formed such big mountains, the tallest of which juts almost 3,350 meters off the ground, nearly as high as the Canadian Rockies.Scientists believe Pluto's mountains likely formed within the last 100 million years, a relative blink compared to the age of the solar system.
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