Saturday, 24 November 2018

Beneath Antarctica’s Ice Is a Graveyard of Dead Continents

Beneath Antarctica’s Ice Is a Graveyard of Dead Continents

The eastern section of Antarctica is buried beneath a thick ice sheet. Some scientists simply assumed that under that cold mass there was nothing more than a “frozen tectonic block,” a somewhat homogeneous mass that distinguished it from the mixed up geologies of other continents. But with the help of data from a discontinued European satellite, scientists have now found that East Antarctica is in fact a graveyard of continental remnants.

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