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Scientists believe they know how the hidden ocean of Pluto remains liquid

Scientists believe that Sputnik-Planitia (left) hides an underground ocean. Image: NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics / Southwest Research Institute Recent findings suggest that Pluto has buried an ocean of liquid water under its icy shell. But how could such a thing be possible on the cold outer edges of the solar system? Scientists from Japan and the US …

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Pluto Planethood debate tonight! This is how you look online

Pluto used to be a full-fledged planet, and in 2006 it was not. However, the status debate continues, and you can follow a discussion live this evening. The decision of the International Astronomical Union in 2006 to degrade Pluto to a "dwarf planet" is the focus of a debate at 20.00. EDT (0000 April 30 GMT) by the Philosophical Society …

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Watch a debate about whether Pluto should get back his planetary status

If you're someone who is still upset about Pluto's planetary crash more than a decade ago, an upcoming debate on the definition of the word "planet" might be of interest to you. One of Pluto's greatest defenders, Alan Stern, will discuss Ron Akers, former President of the International Astronomical Union – the global organization responsible for redefining the term "planet". …

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Pluto and Charon do not have enough small craters

In 2015, the mission New Horizons was the first robotic spacecraft to pass Pluto's flyby. In this way, the probe succeeded in capturing stunning photos and valuable data on the ninth planet of the solar system (and still is) and its moons. Years later, scientists are still investigating the data to find out what else they can learn about the …

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Pluto craters indicate that Kuiper Belt has eaten its smaller bodies

Enlarge / A view of Vulcan Planitias crater on Charon. NASA / Johns Hopkins University of Applied Physics / Southwestern Research Institute / K. Sänger What did the first bodies of our solar system look like and what was their fate? It is difficult to say, because it is not clear that there are any. Much of the earliest material …

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Pluto and Charon miss small craters

Researchers studying New Horizons images of craters on Pluto and his moon Charon have found that the Kuiper belt must contain fewer small objects than expected – suggesting that the outer solar system has not been around since its earliest days has changed a lot. When NASA's New Horizons mission, accelerated in 2015 by Pluto and his moon Charon, captured …

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Viacom buys a free streaming Pluto TV service for $ 340 million

NEW YORK – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) today announced that it has a definitive agreement to acquire Pluto TV, the leading free-streaming TV service in the US , has completed in cash for 340 million dollars. Founded in 2013, Pluto TV broadcasts more than 100 channels and thousands of hours of on-demand content from the areas …

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