Gas insulation could be protecting an ocean inside Pluto

Computer simulations provide compelling evidence that an insulating layer of gas hydrates could keep a subsurface ocean from freezing beneath Pluto’s icy exterior, according to a study published in the journal┬áNature Geoscience. [rand_post] In July 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew through Pluto’s system, providing the first-ever close-up images of this distant dwarf planet and … Read more Gas insulation could be protecting an ocean inside Pluto