How a moon slows the decay of Pluto's atmosphere

A new study provides additional insight into relationship between Pluto and its moon, Charon, and how it affects the continuous stripping of Pluto’s atmosphere by solar wind. When Charon is positioned between the sun and Pluto, the research indicates that the moon can significantly reduce atmospheric loss.

Source:: How a moon slows the decay of Pluto’s atmosphere

      

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *