Ice at Mercury's poles

Ice at Mercury's poles

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Despite Mercury's daytime Vulcan heat, there is permanent ice at the poles, according to data and images from a NASA probe that visited Mercury in 2011. Here the ice is marked in yellow. Credit: NASA / MESSENGER

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Research, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology and Nanoscience, Physics and Physical Sciences
Keywords
mercury, Mercury Ice, Polar Ice, Polar Ice Sheets, messenger, Messenger Mission, NASA MESSENGER, Recombinative Desorption, Water Deposits, solar winds, solar wind, Solar Wind Electrons And Protons, Protons, magnetic field, Magnetic Field Strength, Mercury Magnetic Field, Asteroid Water, Asteroid, Asteroid Impact, moon, Moon Ice, Moon Water, Moon Face, Moon Crater, Moon Habitat
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Mar 12, 2020 - 1:35pm
  • Last Updated: Mar 12, 2020 - 2:13pm