Sputnik Planitia, an icy plain that forms part of Pluto's heart, has apparently made a cross-planet move. In two reports out this week, scientists found that due to the pull of gravity, the plain moved 745 miles southeast, toward Pluto's equator. We outlined the theories in detail, here. NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
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