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Pluto System- NH Scientific Results
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post Sep 14 2016, 06:57 PM
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Charon's north polar hood a result of atmospheric capture from Pluto.

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/pluto-paints-i...argest-moon-red


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post Sep 30 2016, 08:10 PM
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Pluto's interacting surface and atmosphere
Dr. Leslie Young - New Horizons Science Team

SETI Talk sept. 2016 : https://youtu.be/srEmXQJoln8

Description:
Pluto's main atmospheric species, N2, is also frozen on its surface, as are its minor atmospheric species, CH4 and CO. The New Horizons spacecraft found complicated and intriguing evidence for a dynamically interacting surface and atmosphere. The REX instrument shows a planetary boundary layer that depends on whether there's N2 ice available to sublimate.
Altitude appears to be a factor in the distribution of both N2 and CH4 ice, with N2 favoring lower altitudes (higher pressures, so higher condensation temperatures), whereas some high ridges are coated in CH4 frost. Sublimation may be responsible for some of the stranger geologic forms on Pluto. Finally, preserved landforms may point to earlier ages with more widespread volatile ice coverage or higher surface pressures.
Dr. Young will talk about the evidence, and some of the ways New Horizons is influencing how we think about Pluto's atmosphere and surface.

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post Oct 4 2016, 09:27 PM
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QUOTE (verfkwast @ Sep 30 2016, 03:10 PM) *
[SETI Talk sept. 2016 : https://youtu.be/srEmXQJoln8

It sounds like the Charonshine image didn't work as well as hoped (at ~53:30)
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post Oct 18 2016, 04:34 PM
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Artists rendering of Sputnik Planetia

https://twitter.com/AlanStern/status/788392876426133505
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post Oct 18 2016, 04:50 PM
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Incredible! Thank you so much for sharing this. Also, I would like to thank you and your team again for exploring the Pluto system and Kuiper Belt.

James Sontag


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post Oct 21 2016, 10:18 PM
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short Oct 18 article in NY Times Pluto May Have Clouds, New Data Indicate though apparently an ephemeral dusk/dawn phenomena
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post Oct 26 2016, 07:44 PM
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Pluto article by Emily Lakdawalla

DPS/EPSC update on New Horizons at the Pluto system and beyond

The first image contains some terrain that I don't remember seeing before.

And possibly another volcano.

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post Oct 27 2016, 03:42 PM
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This new mosaic includes terrain visible to LORRI via haze-illumination only and includes putative cryovolcano Piccard Mons:

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA20050



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post Oct 28 2016, 08:25 PM
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Looking Through the Darkness Image processing reveals new details on Pluto's dark side!
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post Nov 17 2016, 07:35 PM
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Reorientation of Sputnik Planitia implies a subsurface ocean on Pluto

Reorientation and faulting of Pluto due to volatile loading within Sputnik Planitia
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post Nov 18 2016, 10:14 AM
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QUOTE (alan @ Nov 17 2016, 09:35 PM) *


Dear Alan,

WOW ! WOW !! WOW !!!

Thanks a lot for those useful links : what an IMPRESSIVE work of yours and your team !!!

What a SPECTACULAR new world you discovered !

The New Horizon mission success deserves indeed a lot of CONGRATULATIONS ! wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif

(PS : as a TPS member since 1982, I've been following your Pluto projects since the very beginning : you did a great feat convincing people and getting a budget for this incredible one-shot mission !)
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post Nov 18 2016, 12:18 PM
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(for the record, Alan Stern's UMSF username is Alan Stern, the above is a different alan)


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post Nov 18 2016, 03:15 PM
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QUOTE (vikingmars @ Nov 18 2016, 10:14 AM) *
Dear Alan,

WOW ! WOW !! WOW !!!

Thanks a lot for those useful links : what an IMPRESSIVE work of yours and your team !!!

What a SPECTACULAR new world you discovered !

The New Horizon mission success deserves indeed a lot of CONGRATULATIONS ! wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif

(PS : as a TPS member since 1982, I've been following your Pluto projects since the very beginning : you did a great feat convincing people and getting a budget for this incredible one-shot mission !)


Thank you, its amazing how long and hard we had to work to get this mission on the books, and then to build and fly it. But really it was the work of many people, no one. Spaceflight is a team sport.

-Alan S.
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post Mar 18 2017, 08:10 PM
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Icarus
Volume 287, Pages 1-334 (1 May 2017)
Special Issue\: The Pluto System

mad.gif Pay-walled mad.gif

I remember and open access issue before the encounter with articles about what was 'known' up to that point.

I had hoped that this would be the same.
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post Mar 18 2017, 08:24 PM
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ADMIN NOTE: Edited topic title to broaden the scope of this section a bit.


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