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Origin of Antarctic ice revealed

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8079767.stm

Incredible peaks and valleys, buried beneath ice for 14 million years, have revealed evidence of how the East Antarctic ice sheet first formed.

Scientists used radar to map an area of the Gamburtsev mountains – believed to be the point of origin of the ice.

The region would have been cold enough for the first glacier to form.

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