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New Evidence for Complex Molecules On Pluto's Surface

Post  Jackie (Admin) on Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:04 pm


As a new focus is directed at the Kuiper Belt, Pluto brings new possibilities...

"ScienceDaily (Dec. 20, 2011) — The new and highly sensitive Cosmic Origins Spectrograph aboard the Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a strong ultraviolet-wavelength absorber on Pluto's surface, providing new evidence that points to the possibility of complex hydrocarbon and/or nitrile molecules lying on the surface, according to a paper recently published in the Astronomical Journal by researchers from Southwest Research Institute and Nebraska Wesleyan University..."

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111220133803.htm
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