We're sure it's so good The thing It started … And that was it no good to end up for people (or dogs) who are involved. IFL Science reports that scientists who are studying an ice sheet in Antarctica in the southern hemisphere discovered a "hot spot" that caused a huge part of the leaf to overturn.
In scientific reports led by researchers with a British antarctic study, the study used radar data to see it deep below the surface of the ice sheet. The "geothermal flow anomaly" revealed by the data affects an area of approximately 62 miles and 32 miles wide, which is still melting, although scientists say that the loss of Antartica in the near future is not worrying. The melting cause is probably a combination of radioactive rocks and hot water coming from the depth under ice.
Image Credit: British Antarctic Survey / Tom Jordan
"This was a truly exciting project, which explored one of the last completely uninvited regions on our planet," said the author of the dr. Tom Jordan. "Our results were quite unexpected, as many people thought that this Antarctic region was made of ancient and cold rocks, which had little effect on the ice plate above. We show that in the ancient continental interior basic geology can have a significant impact on ice. "
A hot spot was probably there in thousands, if not millions of years ago, and scientists say it's probably not the only one. "We have found that the anomalies of local geothermal flows on the eastern coast of Antarctica could be even more widespread," the authors wrote in a published study. "The assessment of their impact on subglacial hydrology and the dynamics of ice sheets requires new more detailed geophysical observations, in particular in the candidate areas for deep ice drilling and the emergence of major ice streams."
If this is not The Thing, maybe it is one of those deep sea portals, from which the chaplain exits? Perhaps instead of the space force, it would have to earn this Pacific Rim Jaeger's program started … In any case.
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