PI: Amanda S. Bosh, MIT, email@example.com
Address: Earth, Atmos, and Planetary Sci, 77 Mass. Ave., Rm. 54-420, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
CoI: Michael J. Person, MIT
CoI: Gail Schaefer, CHARA
CoI: Stephen Levine, Lowell Observatory
Title: Seasonal Change in Pluto's Atmosphere
Abstract: Pluto's eccentric orbit results in significant seasonal change in its thin atmosphere. As Pluto recedes from the Sun (since 1989), we have been monitoring its atmospheric state while waiting for the eventual collapse. We request time to observe one occultation, plus additional time to explore whether occultation candidates are members of multiple star systems, which would change the predicted shadow path. The latter goal is particularly important for observations that we have proposed to be carried out on SOFIA.
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