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It's Official! Water Ice Discovered on Mercury


Science & Tech  (tags: Mercury, science, space, technology, research, scientists, discovery, interesting )

Carrie
- 607 days ago - space.com
It's time to add Mercury to the list of worlds where you can go ice-skating. Confirming decades of suspicion, a NASA spacecraft has spotted vast deposits of water ice on the planet closest to the sun.



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Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 4:51 pm
Noted.Thanks.
 

Kit B. (277)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 5:55 pm

Interesting article, I 'm sure we all want to know more about the ice water on Mercury.
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 6:02 pm
There life out there, we just need to find the life, good posting, thanks
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 6:05 pm
Good post! Thanks, Carrie!
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 6:56 pm
Phenomenal! I just hope this is a finding that stands up to the intense scrutiny I am sure it will get.
 

Dave C. (213)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 8:00 pm
very interesting!
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Friday November 30, 2012, 12:59 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Frans Badenhorst (548)
Friday November 30, 2012, 3:27 am
cool beans!!!!...remember to take along a VERY good insulated suit (it is 400 deg Celsius during the day and drops to MINUS 200 deg Celsius at night)
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Friday November 30, 2012, 4:15 am
very interesting!
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday November 30, 2012, 2:41 pm
Thanks, Carrie. Amazing! Science rules.
 

Freya H. (299)
Friday November 30, 2012, 4:26 pm
Now all we need are barley, hops and yeast, and we'll have BEER! :D
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Friday November 30, 2012, 5:27 pm
Thanks good new
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday November 30, 2012, 6:56 pm
Shows how little we know about our own solar system. How about our oceans on our beautiful little host?
 

Marisa Bennett (4)
Friday November 30, 2012, 8:09 pm
I love the discoveries! I am thrilled Curiosity is on Mars as I am on my iPad. But my huge concern is that we, humans, will assume we may plunder whatever we find on these planets with no repercussions! For God's sake, there are already private companies prepared to begin mining for valuable, rare minerals if it is possible. Who says they have that right, or that they even may be there in the first place? I am an avid photographer. I often take my long lens and do art photos, playing around with Jupiter. I believe the planets belong to all of us! Before any environmental damage is done, and big, private corporations start digging up what is not rightfully theirs, we should start a petition here, and make sure there is an international law protecting these amazing globes in space!
 

Pat A. (117)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 5:27 am
Goodness me - I knew Mercury was normally at around 400 degrees C so i doubted this headline - but if a face of Mercury always stays pointing away from the sun - well it makes sense - and I really hope it is confirmed before someone risks their life going past there and drops in for some water!
 

Pat A. (117)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 5:28 am
Addendum - Marisa Bennett is right - we must start that petition to stop private companies looting the universe!
 
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