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Does Pluto have a hidden ocean? Its 'heart' holds a clue

Does Pluto have a hidden ocean? Its 'heart' holds a clue

Pluto’s “heart” is spilling its secrets. Scientists using data from NASA’s New Horizons mission have found more evidence that there may be an ocean beneath the dwarf planet’s surface.

The findings, published by Geophysical Research Letters, could shed light on the internal mysteries of this frigid, distant little world.

“Before New Horizons, I would have bet that it was completely frozen,” lead author Brandon Johnson, a planetary scientist at Brown University, said of the dwarf planet.

Johnson focused on Sputnik Planum, a...

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