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Noemi Pinilla-Alonso was interviewed by the New York Times and Scientific American about her research of the dwarf planet in our solar system known as Makemake. According to the work of the postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and her team, the most recent addition to the solar system does not have an atmosphere as some had speculated. “The fact that we could do this and record it with so many telescopes of different sizes is amazing,” she said. The research is published in the November 22 edition of Nature.

New York Times: Dwarf Planet Lacks Atmosphere, Glimpse Suggests

Scientific American: Rare Apparition of Dwarf Planet Makemake Reveals a Largely Airless World