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View Full Version : Pluto's Atmosphere Boasts Methane, Warmer Temps



Fraser
2009-Mar-03, 12:40 AM
Pluto is certainly frigid, but new research has revealed its atmosphere is a bit warmer.Astronomers using the European Southern Observatory's*Very Large Telescope have found unexpectedly large amounts of methane in Pluto's atmosphere, which evidently helps it stay about 40 degrees warmer than the dwarf planet's surface. The atmosphere warms to -180 degrees Celsius (-356 degrees [...]

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