Mercury Harbors Lots of Ice

Frozen water confirmed at planet's north pole

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Nov 29, 2012 6:59 PM CST

(Newser) – Just in time for Christmas, scientists have confirmed a vast amount of ice at the north pole—on Mercury, the closest planet to the sun. The findings are from NASA's Mercury-orbiting probe, Messenger, and the subject of three scientific papers released today by the...   Read full story »

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