A salty sea could lurk beneath the heart of Pluto

Pluto

An ocean of salty water might lurk beneath Pluto’s Sputnik Planum, the left side of the dwarf planet’s famous heart, seen in this image from the New Horizons spacecraft.

NASA, JHUAPL, SWRI

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