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plutonian

[plü′tō·nē·ən]
(geology)
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Then, this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore, "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven, Ghastly, grim, and ancient Raven, wandering from the Nightly shore: Tell me what thy lordly name is in the Night's Plutonian shore
This is an exciting finding because complex Plutonian hydrocarbons and other molecules that could be responsible for the ultraviolet spectral features we found with Hubble may, among other things, be responsible for giving Pluto its ruddy color," said Dr.
New Horizons' sophisticated visible mappers and radio and ultraviolet instruments will provide the first unambiguous measurements of Pluto's atmospheric pressure, return precise details of the planet's atmospheric structure and composition, and determine the extent of hazes and clouds around the Plutonian globe.
Poe may also have given to Allen a habit well demonstrated by phrases from two of the poems that were early memorized--capitalization on words not only for personification but especially for emphasis both semantically and positionally in phrases and lines (and seen also in two of the examples above)--in "The Raven": "wandering from the Nightly shore; As my Hopes have flown before; Till the dirges of his Hope; on this home by Horror haunted; (and) Night's Plutonian shore" and in "The Bells": "All the Heavens, seem to twinkle; On the Future
The colors were definitely not of this world, peaches dripping opium, pandemonium of tangerines, inferno of irises, Plutonian emeralds, all swirling and churning, swabbing, like it was playing with us, like we were nothing, as if our whole lives were a preparation for this, this for which nothing could have prepared us and for which we could not have been less prepared.
One implication of the cold plutonian surface could be that there are no cumulus clouds overhead, adds Lunine, because the atmosphere, unlike Earth's, gets warmer with altitude so that moisture does not condense into droplets, though there could be early morning ground fogs.
Scientists did not expect to see features resembling sand dunes on the Plutonian surface.
It will pinpoint the site of the Plutonian needle in the starry haystack.
White cannot verify the extent to which the fictional is in fact the autobiograpical; what she provides instead is an evocative passage from Scott's autobiography, Background in Tennessee (1937): "So much that is done to you as a child is done in the dark--your own darkness, and an equally Plutonian shadow in other minds
Plutonian caps have been suggested before, but they are not necessarily icy deposits on an otherwise bare surface, as in the case of Earth and Mars.
The big ones could be further subdivided into jovian (gas-giant) planets and uranian (ice-giant) planets, and the small ones could be split into cerean dwarf planets (like rocky Ceres in the inner solar system) and plutonian dwarf planets (like icy Pluto in the outer solar system).