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.

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