July 16, 2024

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A giant river system that existed 40 million years ago has been discovered deep within the Antarctic ice

A giant river system that existed 40 million years ago has been discovered deep within the Antarctic ice

Geologists drilling into the massive ice sheet in West Antarctica have discovered the remains of an ancient river system that once flowed nearly a thousand miles.

The discovery offers a glimpse into Earth’s history and hints at how extreme climate change will affect the planet, according to their findings published June 5 in the journal. Advancement of science.