International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice

An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland. The crater — the first of any size found under the Greenland ice sheet — is one of the 25 largest impact craters on Earth, measuring roughly 1,000 feet deep and more than 19 miles in diameter, an area slightly larger than that inside Washington’s Capital Beltway.

The group, led by researchers from the University of Copenhagen’s Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark worked for the past three years to verify their discovery, which they initially made in 2015 using NASA data. Their finding is published in the Nov. 14 issue of the journal Science Advances.

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      1. Quite. So much constructive work to be done in all areas and here we do ‘faff’ into who knows what?….For instance what happens to our links with the European Space Agency? I bet there’s something unforeseen which will mess with those precious links. We are creating our own Aluminium Foil curtain (we can’t afford the iron and anyway Aluminium will keep out all those European thought waves!)…….Must-stop…ranting…Must stop…..Blood Pressure rising….

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