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Scientists Discover Massive Canyon Under Greenland Ice

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August 30, 2013
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Scientists have discovered a canyon in Greenland that's twice as long as the Grand Canyon in Arizona.


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Mega Canyon Discovered Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet

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Reuters (Aug. 29, 2013) — Scientists using ice-penetrating radar have discovered a previously unknown canyon beneath the ice sheet in northern Greenland. They say the canyon is at least 750km long and in places as much as 800m deep and is on the same scale as parts of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA. Matthew Stock reports.
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Glacier Thought to Have Sunk Titanic Sets Record for Speed

Glacier Thought to Have Sunk Titanic Sets Record for Speed

Newsy (Feb. 4, 2014) — Scientists claim a glacier in Greenland is moving at record speeds — now four times faster than it was in the 1990s. Video provided by Newsy
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Oldest Ice Sheet Could Reveal 1.5 Million Years of Climate Change

Oldest Ice Sheet Could Reveal 1.5 Million Years of Climate Change

Reuters (Nov. 18, 2013) — Scientists working in eastern Antarctica believe they have found the world's oldest ice sheet which, they say, could provide information on future climate change. The researchers estimate the ice sheet is 1.5 million years old, almost twice the age of the previous oldest sample. Tara Cleary reports.
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Remote Antarctic Lake Teeming With Life

Remote Antarctic Lake Teeming With Life

Newsy (July 7, 2013) — Scientists discovered 3,500 living organisms in samples taken from inhospitable Lake Vostok, which is buried under 2 miles of ice.
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