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Tag: Sputnik Planum
Pluto’s ‘heart’ sheds light on a possible buried ocean
Sep 24, 2016
A giant asteroid impact in the dwarf planet’s past offers new insights into the possibility of an ocean beneath its surface.
Pluto’s Heart: Like a Cosmic ‘Lava Lamp’
Jun 2, 2016
Like a cosmic lava lamp, a large section of Pluto’s icy surface is being constantly renewed by a process called convection that replace older surface ices with fresher material.
Putting Pluto’s Geology on the Map
Feb 12, 2016
Scientists are building geological maps to piece together how Pluto's surface formed and evolved over time.
‘X’ Marks a Curious Corner on Pluto’s Icy Plains
Jan 9, 2016
“X” marks the spot of some intriguing surface activity in the latest picture of Pluto returned from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.