NASA discovers ice on Mercury, trace amounts of organic material

Mercury has ice — lots of it.

NASA discovers ice on Mercury, trace amounts of organic material

Science Recorder | Julie Capuano | Friday, November 30, 2012

NASA announced Wednesday that its MESSENGER orbiter has discovered ice on Mercury, a discovery that raises the prospects of finding the building blocks of life on other planets and moons in the solar system. In a statement released by the U.S. space agency on Thursday, NASA officials explained the finding saying an estimated one-hundred billion tons of ice may like litter the bottoms of craters scattered across the planet nearest to the sun... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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