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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https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/international-team-nasa-make-unexpected-discovery-under-greenland-ice

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2001 – An Art Odyssey

Any of my long time bloggiesw ill know that one of my favourite all time SciFi stories is 2001 A Space Odyssey. For quite some time I’ve been thinking about what piece of work I could do for this. Eventually I chose this one, alshtough I have to say now that I would have done … Continue reading 2001 – An Art Odyssey

13 thoughts on “International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice

      1. Who knows? At some stage in Earth’s natural cycle those lands will be uncovered again. We can only hope the Human Race does not do that too early.

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      2. 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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      3. I know what you mean. One thing that hangs in the balance is access to the Galileo GPS system for one. It’s a damn mess and it looks like it’s going to get messier.

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      4. Yep! And with neither major political party being constructive and unified on the subject…….
        ‘Beam me up Scotty,’

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