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Pluto’s Atmosphere is Swept Back Like a Comet’s Tail : Discovery News … – Discovery News

July 25, 2015

Not only has NASA’s New Horizons mission confirmed that Pluto has an extended atmosphere, after its historic flyby on July 14, the spacecraft observed a “cavity” in the solar wind, revealing a long plasma tail reminiscent of a comet’s ion tail.

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The solar wind is eroding Pluto’s tenuous nitrogen atmosphere.

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