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BBC News – Fly-through of Antarctica’s Gamburtsev ‘ghost mountains’

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Scientists think they can now explain the existence of what are perhaps Earth’s most extraordinary mountains.

The Gamburtsevs are the size of the European Alps and yet are totally buried beneath the Antarctic ice.

A geophysical survey of the range was conducted in 2008/9. This allowed researchers to assess the mountains’ origin.

In this video, Fausto Ferraccioli from the British Antarctic Survey takes us on a virtual fly-through of the Gamburtsevs.

Animation courtesy of the British Antarctic Survey.

via BBC News – Fly-through of Antarctica’s Gamburtsev ‘ghost mountains’.

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Written by edparnell

November 17, 2011 at 9:03 pm

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