Mercury carries water ice ,claim scientists

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Picture Courtesy Science Daily saying “Perspective view of Mercury’s north polar region with the radar-bright regions shown in yellow. (Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington)”

Mercury, the smallest and closest plant near the Sun,is so hot that temperature reaches 800 degree Fahrenheit,enough roast and bun anything.But now reserachers from NASA, MIT, the University of California at Los Angeles and elsewhere have gathered evidence suggesting that this fire-ball planet “may harbor pockets of water ice, along with organic material, in several permanently shadowed craters near Mercury’s north pole.”

This story based on reaserch incorporated in the Science Daily says that the “ice and organic material,such as carbon,may have been deposited on Mercury’s surface by impacts from comets or asteroids. Over time, this volatile material could then have migrated to the planet’s poles.”

The same story reads as follows:”We thought the most exciting finding could be that this really was water ice,” says Maria Zuber, the E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics in MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, and a member of the research team. “But the identification of darker, insulating material that may indicate complex organics makes the story even more thrilling.”

“Zuber and her colleagues published their results this week in the journalScience.”

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