“Ice V11” — Strange Form of Water Found in Otherworldly Alien Environments

Jupiter's Moon Europa

 

“Any icy satellite or planetary interior is intimately connected to the object’s surface,” said Arianna Gleason-Holbrook, at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and a visiting scientist in Stanford University’s Extreme Environments Laboratory. “Learning about these icy interiors will help us understand how the worlds in our solar system formed and how at least one of them, so far as we know, came to have all the necessary characteristics for life.”

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