Antarctica: How ‘surprising discovery’ stunned scientists drilling 2,400ft below ice | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Antarctica: How ‘surprising discovery’ stunned scientists drilling 2,400ft below ice

ANTARCTICA researchers got a shock when they made a “surprising discovery” after drilling 2,400 feet below the Ross Ice Shelf in 2015.

Antarctica is Earth’s southernmost continent where the geographic South Pole is located. The frozen desert is home to some 1,000 scientists who live in the blistering conditions that reach -90C at times, as they attempt to understand more about the history of Earth and climate change. Among them are researchers from the National Science Foundation (SFS), who made an astonishing find after drilling into the Ross Ice Sheet in West Antarctica four years ago.

The team used state-of-the-art technology to drill down some 2,400 feet, revealing a thriving ecosystem.

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