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Fraser
2006-Mar-06, 04:35 AM
SUMMARY: As scientists learn more about our Solar System, they've found water ice in some unusual situations. One of the most intriguing of these environments is on icy moons, like Jupiter's Europa, and Uranus' Triton. Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have recreated this kind of ice in their laboratory; ice that probably mimics the conditions of pressure, temperature, stress, and grain size found on these moons. This ice can slowly creep and swirl around depending on the temperature of the moons' interiors.

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agingjb
2006-Mar-06, 08:36 AM
Uranus' Triton?

astro-orange
2006-Mar-06, 01:28 PM
Later in the article they correctly say "Neptune´s Triton" :-) !