New research with ice-penetrating radar has revealed hot rocks under the Antarctic ice sheet at the South Pole. The heat is causing the bottom of the ice to melt. It’s a relatively small effect, but a big surprise for the scientists!

And researchers looking for places to drill for the most ancient ice will have to watch out for other hotspots which could confuse their findings.

Read more in English: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46202255

Or thanks to a Spanish-speaking friend of our project who alerted us to the story, in Spanish:

https://www.jn.pt/mundo/interior/uma-onda-de-calor-escondida-pode-acelerar-o-degelo-na-antartida–10267489.html?utm_source=Push&utm_medium=Web

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