The Intense Heat from the Sun Helps Ice Form on Mercury. Wait… What?

The Intense Heat from the Sun Helps Ice Form on Mercury. Wait… What?

While the scorching planet Mercury might not be the first place you’d think to look for ice, the MESSENGER mission confirmed in 2012 that the planet closest to the Sun does indeed hold water ice in the permanently-shadowed craters around the Mercury’s poles.  But now a new study regarding Mercury’s ice provides even more counter-intuitive …

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