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A Heavy Heart May Have Rolled Pluto Over - New York Times

The heart of Pluto is forever facing away from its largest moon, Charon. To explain why is not a story of spurned love, although it does involve a heavy heart. Two studies published on Wednesday by the journal Nature show how the surface of Pluto might ...and more »

Researchers offer new evidence of a liquid ocean on Pluto - Engadget

Pluto may have lost its official planet status, but the frozen world at the edge of our solar system still deserves a closer look. That's the end goal of two new studies of Pluto published in the journal Nature this month, both of which focus on ...and more »

Pluto has massive underground oceans, say astro-boffins - The Register

Pluto may contain a colossal underground ocean, say New Horizons mission scientists. Two new Letters in Nature, Reorientation of Sputnik Planitia implies a subsurface ocean on Pluto and Reorientation and faulting of Pluto due to volatile loading within ...and more »

Under Pluto's icy heart, a slushy sea may stir - Vox

The dwarf planet Pluto orbits at the edge of our solar system, 3.67 billion miles from the sun, where temperatures on its surface can plummet to minus 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Yet even in that cold, dark region of space, scientists speculate the planet ...and more »

A Hidden Ocean Beneath Pluto's Icy Heart - The Atlantic

In the solar system, calamitous events generally do not spell the end of worlds. A planet or moon can take a hit from an asteroid or comet. Wrenched off its previous trajectory, it might falter for a time, or tilt on its axis, or experience a dramatic ...and more »

Pluto's Wandering Heart Hints at Subsurface Ocean - Space.com

Pluto's famous heart-shaped feature caused the dwarf planet to roll over the eons, and this reorientation probably wouldn't have been possible without a subsurface ocean, new research suggests. The left lobe of Pluto's "heart" is a 600-mile-wide (1,000 ...and more »

New analysis adds support for a subsurface ocean on Pluto - UC Santa Cruz

November 16, 2016. By Tim Stephens. Share this story:TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedInReddit. pluto-cutaway-410.jpg. This cutaway image of Pluto shows a section through the area of Sputnik Planitia, with dark blue representing a subsurface ocean and ...and more »

Why Pluto may have a large ocean beneath its icy surface - The Conversation UK

It may have been more than a year since NASA's New Horizon spacecraft whizzed past Pluto, but the data it captured is still helping space scientists make important new discoveries about the enigmatic dwarf planet. Now two new studies, published in ...and more »

Cracked, frozen and tipped over: New clues from Pluto's past - Science Daily

Date: November 16, 2016; Source: University of Arizona; Summary: New research by planetary scientists reveals fascinating clues about Pluto, suggesting the small world at the fringes of our solar system is much more active than anyone ever imagined.and more »

Pluto may have an icy sea beneath its surface - CNN

(CNN) Dwarf planet Pluto may be hiding an icy ocean beneath its surface, according to two new reports published by the scientific journal Nature. The papers seek to explain why Sputnik Planitia -- a 1,000 kilometer-wide, nitrogen-covered basin in Pluto ...and more »