Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Press Release: MIT-Williams team catches rare light show with Charon

A group of astronomers from MIT are reporting the successful acquition of data during a stellar occulatation by Pluto's moon Charon on the night of July 10-11. The data was taken using four different telescopes in Chile, as well as one in Brazil. The data from occultation should help to constrain the size of Charon, as well determine if the satellite has an atmosphere.

More information can be found on the MIT website.


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