City-size lake found miles below Antarctica’s biggest ice sheet

Scientists have discovered a city-sized lake hidden deep beneath the world’s largest ice sheet, and it could unlock the secrets of the ice’s 34-million-year history.

The hidden lake – named Snow Eagle Lake after one of the Chinese planes that spotted it – lies in a canyon mile-deep under the ice 3.2 kilometers in the highlands of Princess Elizabeth Land on the Eastern ice Antarctic Plate. The lake has a surface area of ​​143 square miles (370 square kilometers), making it one of the largest subglacial lakes below. Antarcticvery rich Ice.

https://www.livescience.com/city-size-lake-discovered-antarctica City-size lake found miles below Antarctica’s biggest ice sheet

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