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The Tidal-Thermal Evolution of the Pluto-Charon System

  title={The Tidal-Thermal Evolution of the Pluto-Charon System},
  author={Amirhossein Bagheri and Amir Khan and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Deschamps and Henri Samuel and M. I. Kruglyakov and Domenico Giardini},
The existence of subsurface oceans on the satellites of the giant planets and Trans-Neptunian objects has been predicted for some time. Liquid oceans on icy worlds, if present, exert a considerable influence on the dynamics of the ice-ocean system and, because of the astrobiological potential, represent an important objective for future missions to the outer solar system. The Pluto-Charon system is representative of an icy moon orbiting a dwarf planet that is believed to have formed from the… Expand

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