ice mantle

ice mantle

[′īs ‚mant·əl]
(hydrology)
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Ceres, in contrast, has a thick ice mantle and may even have an ocean beneath its icy crust.
Inside hot cores, various molecules, originally trapped in the ice mantle around dust particles, are sublimated.
One of his group's first findings was that, inside a cold vacuum chamber, photochemistry takes place within the tiny ice mantles that form on microscopic grains of dust.