There Are At Least 17 Different Types Of Ice

Here on Earth, there's generally just one kind of ice—the ice in Antarctica is the same as the ice in your freezer. But in outer space, anything goes. Scientists theorize that out there, ice can take 17 forms or more. Learn about them in the video below.

The 17+ Different Kinds of Ice!

Water is weird, man.

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5 Incredible Ice Formations in Nature

Ice does some pretty weird things on Earth, too.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Brincles are caused by water freezing around sinking brine. 00:21

  2. The volcanic Mt. Erebus is home to unique ice formations formed by steam. 00:49

  3. Icicles form in sub-zero temperatures as the sun warms the surrounding ice. 01:24

Written by Curiosity Staff January 27, 2017