Oct 15, 2023

Strange Form of Ice Found That Only Melts at Extremely Hot Temperatures

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Super ionic water ice 18 ice 19… proven to withstand temperatures many thousands degrees Fahrenheit in the lab is believed to be present in planets like Uranus and Neptune and contributes to the generation of Wonky, multi-polar magnetic fields…

Odd things happen inside planets, where familiar materials are subjected to extreme pressures and heat.

Iron atoms probably dance within Earth’s solid inner core, and hot, black, heavy ice – that’s both solid and liquid at the same time – likely forms within the water-rich gas giants, Uranus and Neptune.

Five years ago, scientists recreated this exotic ice, called superionic ice, for the first time in lab experiments; and four years ago they confirmed its existence and crystalline structure.

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