Thom Orlando and Brant Jones researching ice on Mercury

Thom Orlando and Brant Jones researching ice on Mercury


Scientists model a feasible chemical reaction, in which the Vulcan heat on Mercury could help it make ice at its poles: Georgia Tech's Thom Orlando (l.) is the new Mercury study's principal investigator. Brant Jones (r.) is first author. The two are also engineering the same chemistry in the lab to propose it as a method of making water for missions to the moon and to Mars. Orlando co-founded the Georgia Tech Center for Space Technology and Research. Credit: Georgia Tech / Rob Felt

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  • Created On: Mar 12, 2020 - 2:01pm
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