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  1. Pluto is covered with unexpected dunes of methane ice

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    August 17, 2018

    The American spacecraft New Horizons discovered dunes made of methane ice on the dwarf planet Pluto. Unexpected finding since it took winds to carve them and that Pluto has practically no atmosphere. To understand their formation, we here discuss this matter with François Forget, astrophysicist and co-author of the study published in Science.

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  2. Pluto

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    August 6, 2003

    The smallest and usually the most distant planet in our solar system, Pluto is unique as it is neither a terrestrial planet nor a gas giant. Another surprise is its orbit which, rather than being circular and very near the ecliptic plane like the other planets, is highly elliptical and tilted.

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