Fire and Ice

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CREDIT: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, Arecibo Observatory

I do not have a lot I can add to this. I just think it is cool. Ice on Mercury! Wow.

It has been speculated for some time but yesterday (11/28/2012) it was announced that the evidence is conclusive. The northern polar cap is shielded enough form the sun that temperatures in the shadows are low enough for the maintenance of ice. It is believed the ice and water has accumulated from comet debris and meteorite impacts.

www.space.com/18687-water-ice-messenger-discovery.html

Sifu Keith Mosher

About Sifu Keith Mosher

My new book, "Astro Boy, Sensei, and Me" is available now, as is my Sci-Fi joy ride, "On a Sphere's Edge". I have a Bachelor of Media Arts degree from USC. I have been an Audio Producer / Engineer, a Law Office Manager, and I am currently an Author and a Martial Arts Instructor.
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