Data to expose 'ghost mountains' Dec 20, 2009 13:24:44 GMT -5
Post by Walking Owl on Dec 20, 2009 13:24:44 GMT -5
Scientists who mapped one of the most enigmatic mountain ranges on Earth have given a first glimpse of their data.
An international team spent two months in 2008/9 surveying the Gamburtsevs in Antarctica - a series of peaks totally buried under the ice cap.
The group has told a major conference in the US that the hidden mountains are more jagged than previously thought.
They are also more linear in shape than the sparse data collected in the past had suggested.
This latter finding hints at a possible origin for the mountains whose existence has perplexed scientists for 50 years.
Roughly translated... We expect there is vast natural resource under there. I expect we can rape it out once we have determined exactly where to plunder.