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The effect was that of a Cyclopean city of no architecture known to man or to human imagination, with vast aggregations of night-black masonry embodying monstrous perversions of geometrical laws. There were truncated cones, sometimes terraced or fluted, surmounted by tall cylindrical shafts here and there bulbously enlarged and often capped with tiers of thinnish scalloped disks; and strange beetling, table-like constructions suggesting piles of multitudinous rectangular slabs or circular plates or five-pointed stars with each one overlapping the one beneath. There were composite cones and pyramids either alone or surmounting cylinders or cubes or flatter truncated cones and pyramids, and occasional needle-like spires in curious clusters of five. All of these febrile structures seemed knit together by tubular bridges crossing from one to the other at various dizzy heights, and the implied scale of the whole was terrifying and oppressive in its sheer gigantism. The general type of mirage was not unlike some of the wilder forms observed and drawn by the arctic whaler Scoresby in 1820, but at this time and place, with those dark, unknown mountain peaks soaring stupendously ahead, that anomalous elder-world discovery in our minds, and the pall of probable disaster enveloping the greater part of our expedition, we all seemed to find in it a taint of latent malignity and infinitely evil portent.
Originally posted by Josh342
they want to stick some metal in the ice to make it toxic
Be careful what you hope for.
Originally posted by truth42012
What if the reason they are drilling is because Antartica could have been the lost continent of 'atlantis' before the poles shifted in 10,500BC? Imagine what info/technology you could find preserved down there if there are remnants/cities of that lost and possibly more advanced civilization?
There are mountains the size of the European Alps in Antarctica, but you can’t see them. In fact, they weren’t even discovered until the 1950s. How can you hide mountains reaching nearly 15,000 feet high? Try a three mile layer of ice on top.
Given the fact that the Gamburtsev Mountains are hidden, they have earned themselves the nickname “Ghost” Mountains, but what the history of these mountains has long puzzled scientists. Now, researchers from the British Antarctic Survey and a team of international scientists believe they have solved mystery of mountains that they say are just about 250 million years old, according to BBC.
Next, the researchers seek to drill inside the mountain, hoping to analyze air bubbles that could provide details about the past environment.