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Volcanoes on Quaoar?

Quaoar, a large body in the Kuiper belt, has crystalline water ice on its surface, yet conditions there should favour amorphous ice. Does this mean that resurfacing has taken place — perhaps even volcanism?

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Stevenson, D. Volcanoes on Quaoar?. Nature 432, 681–682 (2004).

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