According to some tricky calculations from Guillaume Robuchon and Francis Nimmo at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Pluto may actually have a liquid ocean underneath its frigid, -230 °C exterior. It's mostly speculation, but the reasoning is pretty sound: if Pluto's rocky core has a certain level of potassium, "its decay could produce enough heat to melt some of the overlaying ice," says New Scientist. The assumption is that Pluto does, since the Earth has 10 times that amount despite being closer to the sun and therefore likely having much less potassium in its core than Pluto. We just hope having an ocean makes Pluto feel better about not being a planet anymore. [New Scientist]
I just notice something from your profile joshmon999.
Your profile is a little over 1 week old and the only thing you say is bad thing about this old Bubba guy.
You do not have any problems with any other people? You enjoyed all the above comments and approve of inaka_rob? He did some cursing above.
This seems like a rigged game, a lynching of sorts.
Do you work for POPSCI?
I do not think Tomiko is anyone except Tomiko. Tomiko said nothing offensive.
If a cosmic collision, significant enough to put Earth into a highly eccentric obit, were ever to occur, two things would be
Earth would still be a planet.
There would be no debate to the contrary.
As stewards of the money that is given for scientific inquiry, and given is the word in this case, scientists have an obligation to see that it is not wasted on debating meaningless matters of opinion.
Yes, I actually created an account to comment for the first time after years of reading here, with the express purpose of raging at BG for pretty much ruining every single conversation about anything ever. Commenting on EVERY article. Geez, can't you leave just ONE alone?
I could care less about your little attack on me, you're probably BG too, since I've seen him use at least 4 nicknames, and 'Surprise!', looks like YOUR account is only 1 week 1 day old, just about when BG got canned.
Sick of him derailing everything, talking about 20 different unrelated things, he has typed line after line of songs, poetry, you name it. Sick of it. If you dont like it, tough, I am NOT the only person who feels this way.
WHy don't you just take all your fake accounts and go to a nice UFO conspiracy forum? I'm sure they will LOVE you there.
I look forward to exploring all the planets and many moons. It would be great to find life in outer space, any where!