Chemistry

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.

If you'd like to see some beautiful images of outer space where these strange types of ice can be found, check out "Hubble: Imagining Space and Time" by David H. Devorkin. We handpick reading recommendations we think you may like. If you choose to make a purchase through that link, Curiosity will get a share of the sale.

The 17+ Different Kinds of Ice!

Water is weird, man.

Written by Curiosity Staff January 27, 2017

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