Deep Bore Into Antarctica Finds Freezing Ice, Not Melting as Expected

At the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica, scientists used a hot-water drill hose to create a hole through the thick ice until they reached the perpetually dark water. What they found surprised them.

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+2 1. Judge-Jake commented 145 days ago

Looked like the colon-ectomy I had the other month. 8-)
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+2 2. Scotsman50 commented 144 days ago

Total depth would have been nice to know :)
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0 3. thundersnow commented 144 days ago

#1 Did you get a col-os-tomy? 8-)
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-1 4. sux2bu commented 144 days ago

#2 The two bore-holes they created were 1100 ft deep but in other areas of the shelf the ice is over 10,000 ft thick.

Ref: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/ross-ice-shelf-bore-antarctica-freezing/