Published On: Fri, Nov 9th, 2018

Incredible Satellite Data Has Revealed Ancient And Lost Continents Lurking Deep Beneath Antarctica

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Scientists have discovered lost continents beneath Antarctica.

While Antarctica may be the least understood continent on Earth, things are changing now that satellite data has revealed ancient and lost continents lurking deep beneath this icy landmass.

Because of the great remoteness of Antarctica and the large amount of ice that covers this continent, scientists have had a difficult time charting its many unique geological features. But as ScienceAlert report, this is not a problem for the Gravity Field and Steady-State Open Circulation Explorer satellite (GOCE), which can extrapolate what other satellites are unable to by simply analyzing the the immense pull of the gravity of Earth. By doing this, the GOCE satellite is able to discover hidden terrain hiding under Antarctica, enabling it to be mapped.

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Incredible Satellite Data Has Revealed Ancient And Lost Continents Lurking Deep Beneath Antarctica