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Newly Discovered Type of Salt Could Explain the Mystery of Europa's Ice Cracks | Space

2023-02-24 00:00:00

Scientists have discovered two new types of solid crystals that form when table salt and water mix in cold temperatures and at low pressures. The down-to-Earth discovery could have out-of-this-world implications, as these salts could be found in deep cracks and crevices across the surface of moons around the solar system. Baptiste Journaux, acting assistant professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.

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