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NASA Space Science

Lakes Found Under Antarctic Ice Using Space Lasers 77

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the space-sharks-still-in-development dept.
Reverse Gear writes "There is a new study circling the media about new lakes found underneath the antarctic ice sheets that apparently empty and fill back up quite fast. 'The scientists allay fears that global warming has created these pockets of water. They say these lakes lie some 2,300 feet below compressed snow and ice, too deep for environmental temperature to reach. However, it is necessary to understand what causes the phenomenon as it can facilitate an understanding of the impact of climate change on the ice sheet in Antarctica.' NASA also has some information on the technique used to detect these lakes."
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Lakes Found Under Antarctic Ice Using Space Lasers

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