posted on May, 13 2013 @ 09:28 AM
Originally posted by Hijinx
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
You'll be disappointed to know under all that ice, is much less land than you think. Think of it more as a cluster of islands, rather than one massive
Well, with respect..I'm going to disagree with you on that one. This being one of my personal passions, I'm very familiar with what is in the public
domain and science about the Continent and land mass. This is one of the most recent and accurate studies of the true land lines for the shoreline to
(Source:NASA / Landsat Data
Of course, they are discovering a very complex and perhaps, actively flowing set of waterways and lakes beneath that giant sheet of ice, following the
incredible discoveries around the Russian Vostok Station and Lake Vostok beneath it.
Map Characterizes Active Lakes Below Antarctic Ice (w/ Video)
The source on that last one is a sometimes dry but often times interesting site covering Physics, Earth Sciences and general Scientific topics. I've
found it to be a solid source in the past.
It's a mystery Continent to be sure. Someday, I hope we have the technology to properly core down beneath the ice and start doing some exploring where
the evidence indicates ice sheet movement may be little to none over the years. Seeing a landscape beneath that has been scraped like a clean sheet of
stone may not hold much....but if areas exist with clear features and where the freeze came as a 'freeze in place' event to just keep piling on? Who
knows... There could be some real great finds to be made. One of the final places on Earth to hold such promise. ......if only we can get to it
without destroying what makes it special, of course.
edit on 13-5-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: fixing first link