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Newly Discovered Salty Ice Could Exist on Surface of Faraway Moons | NBC News

2023-02-23 00:00:00

A newly discovered form of salty ice could provide scientists with key information on the frozen oceans of faraway moons -- which may contain extraterrestrial life. Researchers who mixed table salt with water under high pressure and extremely low temperatures inadvertently unearthed a previously unknown solid crystal. And scientists believe the same compound could also be found in the depths of the frozen oceans of Jupiter's moons. Baptiste Journaux, acting assistant professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.

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