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Olkin Catherine B., Young Leslie A., Borncamp D., Pickles A., Sicardy Bruno, Assafin Marcelo, Bianco F. B., Buie M. W., Dias-Oliveira Alex, Gillon Michel, French Richard G., Ramos Gomes A., Jehin Emmanuel, Morales Nicolas, Opitom Cyrielle, Ortiz José Luiz, Maury Alain, Norbury M., Braga-Ribas F., Smith R., Wasserman L. H., Young E. F., Zacharias M., Zacharias Norbert

Evidence that Pluto's atmosphere does not collapse from occultations including the 2013 May 04 event

Icarus, 2015, vol. 246, pp. 220-225

Référence DOI : 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.03.026
Référence ADS : 2015Icar..246..220O

Résumé :

Combining stellar occultation observations probing Pluto's atmosphere from 1988 to 2013, and models of energy balance between Pluto's surface and atmosphere, we find the preferred models are consistent with Pluto retaining a collisional atmosphere throughout its 248-year orbit. The occultation results show an increasing atmospheric pressure with time in the current epoch, a trend present only in models with a high thermal inertia and a permanent N<SUB>2</SUB> ice cap at Pluto's north rotational pole.

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