Mercury’s Heat May Help It Make Its Own Ice
MERCURY'S HEAT MAY HELP IT MAKE ITS OWN ICE
(CNN) – Heat used to make ice?
That’s apparently the case on Mercury.
Researchers at Georgia Tech say extreme daytime heat on the planet could be combining with the negative 200 °C temp inside craters that never see sunlight.
That combo produces a “gigantic ice-making chemistry lab”.
Water is brought to Nercury by asteroids and through solar winds; charged particles help the process of creating ice.
While researchers say this has been seen in previous studies, this information is “groundbreaking” because of the “complicated surfaces” on Mercury.