Exploring The Ice Mountains
October 14, 2008 4:01 PM Subscribe
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Beneath the Antarctica lies a hidden mountain range known as the Gamburtsevs
. The mountains are at least 4km beneath the ice and present a puzzle for scientists who are unable to explain what the mountains are doing there.
Now an international team
are embarking on a mission to explore the region that the mysterious mountain range lies in.
"This region is a complete enigma"
says Dr Fausto Ferraccioli of the British Antarctic Survey "It's in the middle of the continent. Most mountain ranges are on the edges of continents, and we really can't understand what these mountains are doing in the centre."