Gemini Observatory Shows That "10th Planet" Has a Pluto-Like Surface

2003 UB313 spectrum (red, obtained at Gemini Observatory by Trujillo, Brown and Rabinowitz) and Pluto (black, from Rudy et al. 2003). The "dips" characteristic of methane ice are indicated by red arrows and are present in both 2003 UB313 and Pluto

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Release date:July 29, 2005, 8 p.m.
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