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- Researchers discovered a massive cavity growing under Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica that’s almost 1,000 feet tall.
- They believe the expanding void could’ve once been large enough to hold roughly 14 billion metric tons of ice.
- This cavity is just one of several instances of rapid ice loss on Thwaites Glacier, which has ice regions that are retreating as much as 2,625 feet each year.
- Scientists will conduct more research on the glacier to find out how these ice melts will affect the rest of the continent and surrounding water.
Now, a stunning new void has been revealed amidst this massive vanishing act, and it’s a big one: a gigantic cavity growing under West Antarctica that scientists say covers two-thirds the footprint of Manhattan and stands almost 300 metres (984 ft) tall.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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