water ice


Definition of water ice 

: a frozen dessert of water, sugar, and flavoring

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The other moons have heavy components of water ices and may have been formed from the same collision incident, with Charon showing signs of liquid activity below its surface. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Here's What We Know About Pluto So Far," 17 July 2015 This was the purpose of the Resource Prospector mission, to better characterize water ice deposits at the polar regions and to assess the ease (or difficulty) with which they might be obtained. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "New NASA leader faces an early test on his commitment to Moon landings," 27 Apr. 2018 During the first hour, only about 20 customers braved the chill for free water ice. Bethany Ao, Philly.com, "These people braved the nor'easter for a Philly tradition: free Rita's Water Ice," 20 Mar. 2018 Just this week, NASA itself unveiled a robot to prospect for lunar water ice and oxygen. Tom Jones, Popular Mechanics, "The Moon Still Beckons... to Russia, Anyway: Analysis," 15 June 2012 While Morelli’s earned the honors from Thrillist, Atlanta is home to several more mouth-watering ice cream spots. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "Atlanta ice cream shop ranked among Thrillist’s 31 best in America," 14 May 2018 To create superionic water, Jeanloz and his colleagues compressed water ice between two diamonds at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to 25,000 times the pressures we experience on Earth, according to a press release from the lab. Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian, "Scientists Make Weird Type of Ice Halfway Between Solid and Liquid," 7 Feb. 2018 Roast pork, soft pretzels, scrapple, water ice and other Philly classics After cheesesteaks, these are the other staple items of Philly’s cuisine. Josh Rosenblat, Philly.com, "Where to eat in Philadelphia," 15 June 2018 Clinging to grains of water ice ejected by Enceladus, these heavy, carbon-containing molecules had been launched into space, just waiting for Cassini to come by and collect them upon impact. National Geographic, "Right Stuff for Life Found on Small Saturn Moon," 27 June 2018

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1789, in the meaning defined above

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