Below Pluto's 'Heart' A Slushy Ocean May Churn | Video

Material beneath Sputnik Planitia (an area within Tombaugh Regio - Pluto's 'heart')  may be pushing the surface outwards, causing a "positive gravitational anomaly," according to  NASA New Horizons co-investigator Richard Binzel. This has led to a theory that slushy water-ice may be the cause of the push, and in turn, assist in the orbital alignment of Pluto and it's moon Charon. [Full Story on Space.com]

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