Thursday, October 23, 2008

More on that Antarctic mountain range

An Antarctic mountain range that rivals the Alps in elevation will be probed this month by an expedition of scientists using airborne radar and other Information Age tools to virtually "peel away" more than 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) of ice covering the peaks.

One of the mysteries of the mountain range is that current evidence suggests that it "shouldn't be there" at all.

The researchers hope to find answers there to some basic questions about the nature of the southernmost continent, including the massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet. For instance, it is unclear how Antarctica came to be ice-covered in the first place and whether that process began millions of years ago in the enigmatic Gamburtsev Mountain range.
Previous news here.

1 comment:

  1. Why don't they just wait for Globull Worming to melt all the ice and then they can see it easier... oh, wait, then the oceans will rise and we'll be living in "Waterworld" with that Dances with Fishes fella!