water ice

noun

Definition of water ice

: a frozen dessert of water, sugar, and flavoring

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For this study, the Italian researchers revisited that assumption and attempted to determine if pure water ice was consistent with the radar data. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Possible lake spotted under a polar ice cap—on Mars," 25 July 2018 The Saloon nearby, owned by the same family, makes a martini called the Iceberg filled with a scoop of John’s lemon water ice). Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Let's Eat: A chef surfaces in Chesco; LaBan delivers cold dessert truths," 3 July 2018 The Dawn spacecraft identified an unusual peak called Ahuna Mons that some have suggested is a cryovolcano, erupting viscous water ice. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Ice volcanoes have likely been erupting for billions of years on Ceres," 18 Sep. 2018 The space agency was surprised to find that on this world, where temperatures can exceed 800 degrees Fahrenheit, there may actually be water ice in the planet’s craters. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Two spacecraft are embarking on a seven-year journey to decode Mercury’s mysteries," 19 Oct. 2018 For one, scientists are fairly certain that water ice sits exposed on certain areas of the lunar surface. Loren Grush, The Verge, "How NASA plans to use lunar dust to build structures on the Moon," 18 Sep. 2018 The rings consist of billions of particles ranging in size from grains of sand to flying mountains, which are made of — or covered by — water ice. Joe Rao, Space.com, "The Moon Has a Close Encounter with Saturn on Tuesday Night," 23 July 2018 Lunar scientists are pretty positive that there is exposed water ice on the surface of the Moon, and Lockheed says those resources could be exploited and split apart to form rocket propellant. Loren Grush, The Verge, "This is Lockheed Martin’s idea for a reusable lander that carries people and cargo to the Moon," 3 Oct. 2018 Eventually, ispace aims to set up a robotic lunar transportation service and use its bantam rovers to identify and help exploit the resources available on Earth's nearest neighbor, such as water ice. Mike Wall, Space.com, "Japanese Startup ispace to Launch Moon Lander Missions on SpaceX Rockets," 26 Sep. 2018

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1789, in the meaning defined above

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