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Could Life Be Lurking Beneath Pluto's 'Earth-Like' Crust?

Could Life Be Lurking Beneath Pluto's 'Earth-Like' Crust?

As stunning new photos of the dwarf planet are disseminated by NASA, a top physicist believes there may be alien life forms beneath the crust of the icy sphere.

Brian Cox, a professor of particle physics at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester, recently made the startling statement after the New Horizons probe completed its spectacular flyby of Pluto.

As C2C previously reported vast glacial systems and mountains made of sheer ice spot the farthermost former-planet.

The Times reported that Cox said that the probe "showed you that there may well be a subsurface ocean on Pluto. If our understanding of life on Earth is even slightly correct - that you could have living things there."

In examining the newest Pluto imagery, Alan Howard, a member of the New Horizons team specializing in geology said, "We did not expect to find hints of a nitrogen-based glacial cycle on Pluto operating in the frigid conditions of the outer solar system."

"Pluto is surprisingly Earth-like in this regard," New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute said.

"And no one predicted it." More here.

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