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  1. Reviews |

    • ...mission performed a flyby of Pluto, revealing details about the... ...investigation found the temperature of Pluto’s upper atmosphere to be... ...our current understanding of the Pluto system and places it in...
  2. Research |

    • Pluto’s Sputnik Planitia is a... ...directly opposite the side of Pluto that always faces Charon as... ...moved the feature towards the Pluto–Charon tidal axis, on... the far side of Pluto from Charon2,4. Here... ...that ice quickly accumulates on Pluto near latitudes of 30 degrees... ...are Pluto’...
  3. Special Features |

    • ...anniversary of the discovery of Pluto, the ninth planet in... ...difficulties, a new picture of Pluto has begun to emerge during... ...produced a number of surprises. Pluto has a satellite, Charon,... ...covers most of its surface. Pluto even possesses a thin atmosphere... ...from Pluto's...
    Scientific American 262 , 50–58
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    • Pluto is an astoundingly diverse,... ...feature is very near the Pluto–Charon tidal axis. Here... ...(true polar wander) of Pluto. Loading of volatile ices... ...Sputnik Planitia can substantially alter Pluto’s inertia tensor, resulting... ...fault networks on Pluto. Sputnik Planitia... ...,7. Pluto’s...
  5. Special Features |

    • ...in 2006 to explore the Pluto system close-up.
    Scientific American 317 , 40–47
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    • ...to send a spacecraft to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt,...
    Scientific American 286 , 56–63
  7. Special Features |

    • ...ago, most planetary scientists considered Pluto to be merely an oddity... ...belt in between. But distant Pluto was an icy enigma traveling... ...region of our planetary system PLUTO'S LANDSCAPE cannot be seen... ...in this artist's rendering. Pluto's surface is believed to... .... Pluto's moon...
  8. Research |

    • Pluto’s atmosphere is cold and... ...a coolant; however, because Pluto’s thermal structure is expected... ...rather than gases, can explain Pluto’s temperature profile. We... ...isothermal atmosphere. We conclude that Pluto’s atmosphere is unique among... ...We predict that Pluto is therefore...
  9. Research |

    • ...bodies possess subsurface oceans. On Pluto, Sputnik Planitia’s location... .... To maintain an ocean, Pluto needs to retain heat inside... ...large variations in its thickness, Pluto’s ice shell needs to...
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    • Pluto exhibits complex regional diversity in... ..., possibly organic matter, along Pluto’s equator coexisting with the... .... Here, we propose that Pluto’s dark regions were formed... ...reddish organic matter, comparable to Pluto’s dark materials, is... ...present in proto-Pluto (for example,...Pluto
  12. Research |

    • Pluto's first known satellite,... ...searches for other satellites around Pluto have been unsuccessful5,6,7... ...are no fundamental reasons why Pluto should not have more satellites6... ...of two additional moons around Pluto, provisionally designated S/2005... ...), which makes Pluto the first...
  13. Research |

    • THE origin of Pluto's unusual orbit—the most... ...a mystery. The orbits of Pluto and Neptune overlap, but... ...existence of a resonance condition1: Pluto's orbital period is exactly... ...the conjunctions always occur near Pluto's aphelion. Long-term... ..., and indicate that Pluto's orbit...
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  16. Research |

    • ...two newly discovered1 satellites of Pluto (P1 and P2) have... ...are small compared to both Pluto and Charon—that is,... ...1 × 10-5 of Pluto's mass, and between... ...satellites of Pluto2, reveal that Pluto and its moons comprise an... ...and P2's proximity to Pluto and Charon, the fact...
  17. Research |

    • ...The mean density of the Pluto-Charon system is now accurately... ...3 g cm–3 constrains Pluto's density between 1.84... ...2.14 g cm–3. Pluto is thus very rock-rich... ...large-body impact3–5, renders Pluto unstable to further melting and... ...differentiation has occurred9. Pluto is probably...Pluto
  18. Research |

    • ...atmosphere. Occultation data acquired for Pluto's atmosphere in 1988 revealed... ...question is to what extent Pluto's atmosphere might be collapsing... ...occultation of a star by Pluto in August 2002. These... ...reveal evidence for extinction in Pluto's atmosphere and show that...
  19. Research |

    • A unique feature of Pluto’s large satellite Charon is... ...polar cap1. Similar colours on Pluto’s surface have been attributed2... ...this material. The escape of Pluto’s atmosphere provides a potential... ...complex chemistry3,4. Gas from Pluto that is transiently cold-trapped... ...Pluto-shine...
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  23. Research |

    • ...enigmatic landforms yet seen on Pluto. These terrains consist of... ...formed and disappeared early in Pluto’s history, soon after...
  24. Research |

    • ...information on the sizes of Pluto and Charon. Their detection... ...The most probable diameters for Pluto and Charon are 2,200... ...there being some atmosphere on Pluto.
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  27. Research |

    • ...long ago that Triton and Pluto originated as adjacent prograde satellites... ...accepted masses of Triton and Pluto–Charon2,3, however, the... ...present angular momentum state of Pluto–Charon has been significantly influenced... ...is that Triton and Pluto are independent representatives of...
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  29. News and Views |

    • ...System, and home to the Pluto–Charon binary. What are...
  30. Research |

    • After Ten Years the Planet Pluto's Mass Has Been Determined...
    Scientific American 163 , 18–19
  31. News and Views |

    • Pluto is no lone ranger in... ...now number three. And if Pluto can have so many,...
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    • ...1500 K. The composition of Pluto is crucial to the validity... ...system the theory demands that Pluto not be Fe-rich.... ...similarities in the spectra of Pluto and Fe-bearing terrestrial silicates... indicate that Pluto may well be Fe-rich...
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  45. Research |

    • ...a 12th magnitude star by Pluto provided a unique opportunity for... ...It is generally agreed that Pluto possesses a substantial atmosphere,...
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  48. Research |

    • PLUTO continues to figure in the... ...have been at work upon Pluto since its discovery was announced... ...as the sun are attracting Pluto. In preliminary computations for... ...all the planets are inside Plutos orbit, they are attracting... ...of the planets upon Pluto as year by year... ...? Pluto...
    Scientific American 144 , 90–91