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Pluto could harbour 'slushy underground ocean'

Pluto could harbour 'slushy underground ocean'
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A frozen area of Pluto, known as the ‘heart’ may harbour a slushy ocean between 150 and 200 km beneath its surface, NASA scientists say.

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A frozen area of Pluto, known as the ‘heart’ may harbour a slushy ocean between 150 and 200 km beneath its surface, NASA scientists say.

This could explain why part of the region – Pluto’s most prominent feature – remains securely aligned with Charon, its largest moon.

Its believed the central area contains as much water as all of Earth’s seas.

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The dwarf planet becomes the latest in a growing list of worlds in the solar system which are believed to have underground oceans. Scientists claim there could potentially be life residing in some of them.

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