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On Alien Worlds, Exotic Form of Ice May Transport Nutrients | Space

2022-06-22 00:00:00

A high-pressure form of water ice known as ice VII has been shown to be capable of transporting salts rather than expelling them. Any potential alien life in the waters of vast ocean worlds could receive vital nutrients from their planets' molten cores via thick layers of exotic high-pressure ice that can transport salts, new research has found. Baptiste Journaux, acting instructor in Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.

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