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A rift of the size of Grand Canyon discovered under Antarctic ice sheet

A rift of the size of the Grand Canyon has been discovered under the Antarctic ice sheet. According to the scientists the rift is contributing to ice melt and a consequent rise in the sea level. The rift is around 1.5 kms deep, 10 kms wide and 100 kms long. Scientist believe a melting West ..

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India’s 3rd research station in Antarctica Bharti to be commissioned in 2012

Bharti is the name of third Research station commissioned by India at Antarctica. It will be the third and second active research station along with Maitri (active) and Dakshin Gangotri(abandoned, but used as supply base) for the nation. India has demarcated an area beside Larsemann Hills at 69°S, 76°E for its third settlement and second ..

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Zeidora Antarctica : New Species among Molluscs

An uncommon species of “Mollusc” has been recently revealed in waters of the Antarctic by the researchers from Spain. The Mollusc looks like limpets but is larger in dimension. The discovered “Mollusc” species was named “Zeidora Antarctica”. Zeidora Antarctica 14 mm in length and was found at a depth of about 600 m in the ..

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