Interesting facts about ice

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Ice melts at zero degrees, it is lighter than water and therefore does not sink. This is correct when it comes to ordinary ice. But apart from the "usual" ice, seven more varieties of it have been discovered. You will not find them in nature; they are obtained in laboratories at very high pressures and are very different from the familiar ice. So, ice VIII, obtained under a pressure of 22 thousand atmospheres, is one and a half times heavier than water. And it melts not at zero, but at plus 82 degrees. At a higher pressure (39 thousand atmospheres), the melting point of ice rises to plus 182 degrees.