Iceballs From Outer Space!

Posted by on March 30th, 2009
by Herbert Zodet, © ESO

Astronomers have identified two massive balls of ice, orbiting a dwarf planet on the fringe of our solar system. According to

You’d need a mighty tall glass to hold two space objects that researchers have now identified as ice cubes at the fringes of the solar system. The larger of the icy bodies is about the width of Ohio, the smaller about twice the length of Rhode Island. Both bodies are moons of the dwarf planet Haumea.

Now that’s a lot of ice. It’s nice to know that when we finally get around to colonizing the solar system that there will be no shortage of fresh water to be harvested from these two ice spheres and space objects like them.

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