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breezy posted a topic in ANCIENT MYSTERIESGiant channels discovered beneath Antarctic ice shelf 10/6/13 The British Antarctic Survey's Twin Otter survey plane & camp, the plane was used to collect data about the size of the sub-ice-shelf channel. Credit: Neil Ross "Scientists have discovered huge ice channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica. At 250 metres high, the channels are almost as tall as the Eiffel tower and stretch hundreds of kilometres along the ice shelf. The channels are likely to influence the stability of the ice shelf and their discovery will help researchers understand how the ice will respond to changing environmental conditions." Researchers from the University of Exeter, Newcastle University, the University of Bristol, the University of Edinburgh, the British Antarctic Survey and the University of York, used satellite images and airborne radar measurements to reveal the channels under the ice shelf. The channels can be seen on the surface of the ice shelf, as well as underneath, because the ice floats at a different height depending on its thickness." http://phys.org/news/2013-10-giant-channels-beneath-antarctic-ice.html Gigantic Channels Beneath Antarctica's Ice Shelf Discovered http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L96M0m7rSM The Cosmos News October 7, 2013