Published May 22, 2019 | 13:00 EDT (News release from Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
In an experiment designed to create a super-cold state of water, scientists unexpectedly discovered how dense, crystalline phases of ice thought to exist beyond Earth’s limits might form. Observation of the crystalline ice phases challenges accepted theories about water and ice. The findings will improve understanding of ice found on other planets, moons, and elsewhere in space.
Canadian co-author: Dennis Klug, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa – Dennis.Klug@canada.ca