Antarctic Ice Hide Giant Tunnel

04.09.2014

British scientists found a huge tunnel 246 meters height under the ice shield of Antarctica. For comparison, it is 4 times larger that Tower bridge and almost like Eiffel tower. Scientists yet can't tell the length of the tunnel. A huge hole in the ice, located on the West of polar mainland, was found from the air.

a huge tunnel 246 meters height under the ice shield of Antarctica

Until now it was thought that such a powerful water flow can't appear after ice melting. But now there are reasons to claim that rivers can flow inside an ice shield. Meltwater caused by global warming reached the ocean which helped to form such a huge tunnel. Scientists yet don't risk to study thin phenomenon deeper, because it is possible to enter the tunnel only after safety guarantee. By the way, the tunnel hasn't stop to form, because the ice in Antarctica is still melting. And it's no good.