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Cracked, Frozen, and Tipped Over: New Clues From Pluto's Past

By The ­niversity of Arizona

November 23, 2016

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Sputnik Planitia, a 1,000-kilometer-wide basin within the iconic heart-shaped region observed on Pluto's surface, could be in its present location because accumulation of ice made the dwarf planet roll over, creating cracks and tensions in the crust that point toward the presence of a subsurface ocean.

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