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Pluto Surface Observations 3: NH Post-Encounter Phase, 1 Feb 2016- TBD
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post Yesterday, 04:49 PM
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Wow, that's practically...uh, dense? smile.gif Definitely enough for lots of interesting things to happen! dd.gif

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post Yesterday, 11:51 PM
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QUOTE (hendric @ May 24 2018, 04:49 PM) *
Wow, that's practically...uh, dense? smile.gif Definitely enough for lots of interesting things to happen! biggrin.gifd:


Wow. 18-280 millibars?

So, thats 3x Mars (low estimate), or roughly equal to the top of mount everest (high estimate).
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How far would the atmosphere have extended in scale height beyond the modern level? Perhaps the tholins of Mordor Macula on Charon were all deposited during this period? Or could the molecules have jumped the gap throughout Pluto's history?
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QUOTE (Alan Stern @ May 24 2018, 09:05 AM) *
Our paper sets a limit near a few hundred millibars for Pluto.


Thank you Alan. I look forward to reading the paper when I can find sufficient time.

As others have mentioned here, a few hundred millibars could allow for many interesting processes to potentially occur on the surface.

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