A little heat, that is a little motion, is all that differences the bald, dazzling white and deadly cold poles
of the earth from the prolific tropical climates.
The methane molecules bounce around on Charon's surface until they either escape back into space or land on the cold pole
, where they freeze solid, forming a thin coating of methane ice that lasts until sunlight comes back in the spring," lead author Will Grundy, a New Horizons co-investigator from Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, said in a (https://www.
At the cold pole
, the warm air sinks, almost like water draining out of a bathtub, in a process known as subsidence.
In winter, cold, dry Arctic air helps to cool things even further and this part of Siberia has become known as the Cold Pole
His logic was if there was water near the cold poles
and sunlight on the rims of lunar craters, people could live there.
One can read this duo as self-consciously inhabiting that space between the hot and cold poles
von Wulffen straddles so consistently, and their pose of passion can't help but be read as simultaneously titillating and tired, an effect the artist seemingly prizes.
Lower-resolution radio observations made in April and late July at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico seem to support the scenario of cold poles