NASA scientists have discovered a molecule on the surface of Pluto organic origin, which may indicate the presence of living organisms on the planet. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the dwarf planet in the zone characterized by a high degree of absorption of ultraviolet light.
Usually, this feature indicates the presence of organic substances on the planet. Scientists speculate that the planet can be found the complex structure of the molecule, which include nitrogen and carbon.
Study leader Alan Stern, a member of the Southwest Research Institute of Colorado, said that it was carbon molecules, as well as some other substances responsible for the ultraviolet spectrum, may be painted on Pluto in the characteristic red-brick color.
Stern recalled that earlier on the planet have been found frozen carbon monoxide and methane. The interaction of these substances with the elementary streams flying particles appearing in the universe, can lead to organic substances, which absorb ultraviolet radiation.
Previous research Pluto ended in 1990. By comparing the new with the old pictures, they found a number of changes that have taken place in more than a decade on the planet. The most notable change was the replacement of the landscape of dwarf planet. Scientists have suggested that such changes may be associated with a fairly rapid increase in atmospheric pressure. The latter study will help scientists better understand the nature of Pluto and the history of its evolution.
Pluto opened in 1930, Clyde Tomb. For a long time, Pluto is still considered a full-fledged planet, and only in 2006 during the lengthy debate in the scientific world has been decided to assign the outer body of the title of "dwarf planet."
Pluto revolve around three of its natural satellites: Nix, Charon, and Hydra. All celestial bodies are at the very edge of the solar system. Who flies to Pluto NASA interplanetary probe