A Bizarre Form of Water May Exist All Over the Universe
mercredi 15 mai 2019, 21:28 , par Slashdot
'You hear the shot,' said Marius Millot of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, and 'right away you see that something interesting was happening.' Millot co-led the experiment with Federica Coppari, also of Lawrence Livermore. The findings, published this week in Nature, confirm the existence of 'superionic ice,' a new phase of water with bizarre properties. Unlike the familiar ice found in your freezer or at the north pole, superionic ice is black and hot. A cube of it would weigh four times as much as a normal one. It was first theoretically predicted more than 30 years ago, and although it has never been seen until now, scientists think it might be among the most abundant forms of water in the universe.
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