Pluto and its moon snuggle under a sh...

Pluto and its moon snuggle under a shared atmosphere

There are 1 comment on the New Scientist story from Jun 6, 2014, titled Pluto and its moon snuggle under a shared atmosphere. In it, New Scientist reports that:

Simulations show that nitrogen from Pluto's atmosphere could be flowing over to its moon Charon .

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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#1 Jun 9, 2014
Nice article.

the discovery of the outer satellites & captured rotation indicates that charon is being tidally "bumped" by the outer satellites & will eventually merge with Pluto. The shared atmosphere phenomenon will be rather more commonplaces as the 2 main bodies draw closer.

have a nice day: Ag

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