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New maps chart Greenland glaciers' melting risk

Many large glaciers in Greenland are at greater risk of melting from below than previously thought, according to new maps of the seafloor around Greenland created by an international research team. Like other recent research ...

dateApr 22, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Into the belly of a glacier

Dropping into an ice cave is like entering another world: There's no wind, no ambient sound, and no discernible smell—unless you're eating a peanut butter sandwich; then the scent tends to overwhelm the cold, dark space. ...

dateApr 18, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Robotic tunneler may explore icy moons

A robotic "cryobot," designed to tunnel down through thick ice caps and penetrate subterranean seas, is undergoing tests on the Matanuska glacier in Alaska. It paves the way towards one day exploring the underground oceans ...

dateJun 11, 2015 in Space Exploration
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