Kubrick Mons

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Kubrick Mons is the largest of a series of mountain peaks on Pluto's moon Charon that rise out of depressions in the ground in the Vulcan Planum plain.[1][2] Kubrik Mons has a diameter between 20–25 kilometres (12–16 mi) and 3–4 kilometres (1.9–2.5 mi) in height.[2] It is currently not known how Kubrik Mons formed, however there is speculation that Kubrik Mons may be a cryovolcano and the depression may be the result of a shrinking chamber of water and ammonia,[2] this however remains to be proven.

The mountain was named after film director Stanley Kubrick[citation needed].


  1. ^ "Pluto's Big Moon Charon Has a Bizarre Mountain in a Moat (Photo)". Space.com. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Desch, S.J.; Neveu, M. "Differentiation and Cryovolcanism in the Pluto-Charon System" (PDF). USRA Houston. School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University. Retrieved 4 October 2016.