“Pluto’s Beating Heart” –As Important for Its Climate as Oceans are for Earth

  “Sputnik Planitia may be as important for Pluto’s climate as the ocean is for Earth’s climate,” said Tanguy Bertrand, an astrophysicist and planetary scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center about the iconic heart-shaped basin that may have formed as a result of the dwarf planet’s spin axis and unusual climate rather than an impacting … Continue reading “Pluto’s Beating Heart” –As Important for Its Climate as Oceans are for Earth