Pluto’s ‘heart’ sheds light on possible buried ocean

Posted by on September 25, 2016 2:24 am
Categories: Science

Ever since NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto last year, evidence has been mounting that the dwarf planet may have a liquid ocean beneath its icy shell. Now, by modeling the impact dynamics that created a massive crater on Pluto’s surface, a team of researchers has made a new estimate of how thick that liquid layer might be.

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