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Methane Presence on Pluto Confirmed By NASA’s New Horizons

As it makes its long-awaited approach to Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has detected the presence of frozen methane on the dwarf planet’s surface. Scientists first observed the chemical compound on Pluto in 1976. Now, they have confirmed the presence of this chemical, using New Horizons’ first readings from the spacecraft’s infrared spectrometer. Will Grundy, […]