Pluto's Icy Heart Could Be Hiding An Ocean

Scientists believe a liquid ocean could be hiding beneath the surface of Sputnik Planitia, Pluto's icy "heart." That's according to a recent study published in the journal Nature, as well as recent images from the New Horizons spacecraft. It's unlikely that scientists will be able to confirm the ocean's existence without sending a spacecraft to orbit the planet, but for now we'll ponder the possibilities... could water be a sign that life exists on Pluto? Anything is possible. Learn more about NASA's Pluto findings in the following videos.

Pluto May Be Hiding An Ocean Under That Icy Exterior

Does Pluto have a liquid ocean? Learn more about NASA's discoveries in the following video from CNET.

Pluto's Runaway Atmoshere

Explore NASA's discoveries of Pluto's atmosphere in the following SciShow video.

Written by Curiosity Staff November 17, 2016

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