It was none of the above. Hoagland was referring to the first ever images of Pluto's surface that arrived on Earth. Within ten fucking minutes, Hoagland was seeing arcologies hundreds of miles in scale that were, "obviously artificial." In the preen-fest that is his radio show Hoagland told his guest and audience, "I was the only one who got it right." - Whilst displaying such hubris is Hoagland's default persona. I still had to think of nice things to stop myself from throwing up. Men and women who worked ten or more years on the New Horizons mission simply discarded while Hoagland peacocks in front of them claiming credit for utterly bastardising and diminishing their hard work.
The latest images are quite simply astonishing. I wonder what lies Hoagland will vomit forth. It will, of course, be about arcologies and ancient space alien ancestors. He will see buildings and bridges and all his usual fluff. Keith Laney will no doubt be invited back as a guest. Laney is a likeable old codger. He really is but believes he sees the same shit as Hoagland in images. Below is an image which shows where the water-ice al-Idrisi mountains meet the nitrogen rich-ices of Sputnik Planum.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-JHU/SWRI
I'm waiting for Hoagland to refer to the "al-Idrisi mountains" on Pluto. You see "al-Idrisi" is almost an anagram of "Isis." - That is more than sufficient "data" for Hoagland to begin his monster extrapolations. Oh and there's more.....Enter Wiki.
Abu Abd Allah Muhammad al-Idrisi al-Qurtubi al-Hasani al-Sabti, or simply Al Idrisi /ælɪˈdriːsiː/, was a Muslim geographer, cartographer and Egyptologist.
Isis, Egyptologist.....<insert here "the model">