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Water Ice And Organic Compounds Discovered On Mercury, Surprises Researchers


Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, interesting, research, space, mercury )

Heidi
- 668 days ago - planetsave.com
Even with its incredibly close distance to the Sun, and its extreme heat, the planet Mercury has been found to have water ice in deep craters at its poles. And not just water ice, there is apparently also organic material that has collected there.



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S G. (29)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 6:44 am
thanks for sharing
 

Bec Mason (6)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 4:45 am
interesting!
 

John S. (304)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 6:39 am
Thanks for the post.
 

g d c. (0)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 8:42 am
ty
 

Mitchell D. (131)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 6:39 pm
Could this be the tip of the iceberg regarding water's ubiquity in the universe? Water molecules have also been detected far out in interstellar space, i believe.
 
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