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Sticks
2008-May-23, 03:14 PM
From New Scientist Online (http://space.newscientist.com/article/mg19826575.800?DCMP=NLC-nletter&nsref=mg19826575.800)


FROST has been seen vaporising on Pluto for the first time, though the pictures of it were taken in the 1930s, soon after the dwarf planet was discovered.

A team led by Bradley Schaefer from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge measured Pluto's brightness on 32 photographic plates taken at US observatories in 1933 and 1934. Using modern techniques, the team was able to measure Pluto's brightness far more accurately than at the time.

NEOWatcher
2008-May-28, 01:25 PM
Pluto frosted by release of images from it's early years as a planet. :whistle:

So; if I am interpreting this right... there is a disappearing act of the atmosphere each Pluto year?