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New Forms of Salty Ice Discovered and They Could Be Covering Icy Moons | IFL Science

2023-02-23 00:00:00

Researchers report two new types of ice made of salt water. The new ice can only form under high pressure and at cool temperatures but it can remain stable at low pressure. These new substances might be a component in the icy shells of moons such as Europa and Ganymede, and could also be present at the bottom of alien oceans. Baptiste Journaux, acting assistant professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.

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