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Originally posted by tauristercus
[Hmmmm ... a crevasse, you say ? Possibly ....
First, a definition: "A crevasse is a crack in an ice sheet or glacier."
No mention of rocks or mountains.
Lets take a look at some representative crevasses, shall we ?
Are we looking at a hole or are we looking at an ice pond, before and after the summer melt?
Originally posted by SpaceGoatsFarts
Originally posted by exile1981
The first one looks weird, that is a huge opening and the surface of the ice looks really smooth. I wonder if there is a volcano in antartica near there that is going hot so to speak.
Originally posted by Parallex
I think you guys need to do some reading about this particular mystery. The Piri Reis map, Phoenicians etc etc.
Secondly, as a geologist - I can tell you that Antarctica is not volcanically active. Yes, it's plate boundaries are (of course), but the main section of it is not.
Antarctica is what we in the trade call a 'shield' continent. The crustal plate that forms it is very thick, and not subject to 'active' intrusion by magmatic forces. Yes, there may be Batholiths and other old intrusions from previous geological epochs, but currently, it is a shield and resists mantle interference.
We have no evidence that these holes are anything other than holes. Yes they are unusual, and the fact that the area has been specifically re-surveyed indicates to me that we are not the only ones who have noticed them. But we should cap our speculation, and go hunting for facts in the finest tradition of ATS.
We should check all surveying sources, and government departments. These could be exploration shafts dug into the ice to search for oil etc. Bear these things in mind.