Surface composition of Pluto

L. A. Lebofsky, G. H. Rieke, M. J. Lebofsky

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Infrared photometric observations (1-4 μm) of Pluto have been made using broadband (Δλ/λ ∼ 0.3) and narrowband (Δλ/λ ∼ 0.05-0.1) filters. We confirm the probable presence of methane in some form, though, in detail the match between the spectrum of Pluto and the laboratory spectrum of methane frost is poor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)554-558
Number of pages5
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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