Thursday, December 22, 2011

Have Complex Molecules Been Found on Pluto’s Surface?

by Paul Scott Anderson on December 22, 2011

Artist's conception of New Horizons during its flyby of Pluto in 2015. Credit:Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI)

First there was the recent story about evidence for a possible subsurface ocean on Pluto, of all places. Now there is a new report regarding evidence for complex molecules on its surface, from scientists at Southwest Research Institute and Nebraska Wesleyan University. Little enigmatic Pluto is starting to get even more interesting…


MORE: http://www.universetoday.com/92060/have-complex-molecules-been-found-on-plutos-surface

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