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Pluto’s Runaway Atmosphere, and Earth’s ‘Cousin’

According to some of the latest New Horizons data, Pluto’s got flowing nitrogen ice and only half the atmosphere it had two years ago. Plus, the latest batch of exoplanets includes a world that’s a lot like Earth… probably.

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http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2015/07/24/pluto_ice_flows_and_a_ring_of_light.html
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http://www.space.com/30053-kepler-exoplanet-discoveries-earth-twin.html

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