PLUTO'S SEASONS: NEW PREDICTIONS FOR NEW HORIZONS

@article{Young2013PLUTOSSN,
  title={PLUTO'S SEASONS: NEW PREDICTIONS FOR NEW HORIZONS},
  author={Leslie A. Young},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={766}
}
  • L. Young
  • Published 29 October 2012
  • Geology
  • The Astrophysical Journal
Since the last Pluto volatile transport models were published in 1996, we have (1) new stellar occultation data from 2002 and 2006-2012 that show roughly twice the pressure as the first definitive occultation from 1988, (2) new information about the surface properties of Pluto, (3) a spacecraft due to arrive at Pluto in 2015, and (4) a new volatile transport model that is rapid enough to allow a large parameter-space search. Such a parameter-space search coarsely constrained by occultation… 

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