Antarctica

 

Antarctica

 

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Iceberg the size of Washington DC breaks off Antarctic glacier 

Iceberg the size of Washington DC breaks off Antarctic glacier (PHOTOS)

Volcanic heat source discovered under melting Antarctic glacier

Volcanic heat source discovered under melting Antarctic glacier

Explorers discover huge ‘lost’ cave with 3 floors & giant hall in Antarctica 

Explorers discover huge ‘lost’ cave with 3 floors & giant hall in Antarctica (PHOTOS)

The mysterious cave was found on Galindez Island, where explorers from the Ukranian Antarctic Expedition (UAE) are based. There was a known entrance to the cave opposite the island’s shore station, however several years ago the opening was blocked when a glacier shifted into the ocean. 

The team searched tirelessly to find another entrance into the cave. After several unsuccessful attempts, they found an opening at an old British base – only to discover that the cave is actually three times larger than the team previously thought.

On the bottom floor of the magnificent cavern the team found a frozen lake and a giant hall that is almost as high as a four-storey building (12 meters), eight meters wide and a whopping 30 meters long. Over the cave’s three floors and about 200 meters of walkways, the team also discovered an ice river and a bird’s feather in an ice block some 20 meters (65ft) below the surface. 

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