Mercury Is So Hot, It’s Making Ice

Mercury Is So Hot, It’s Making Ice

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Scientists first saw patches of ice on Mercury 20 years ago, and that discovery raised a lot of questions: How could ice survive on one of the solar system’s hottest planets, and how did it get there in the first place?

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