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Damage uncovered on Antarctic glaciers reveals worrying signs for sea level rise

Crevasses observed on Pine Island Glacier. These open fractures are a sign of structural weakening. Credit NASA A new study into the structural damage of two major Antarctic glaciers reveals…

Salty lakes below Mars’ glaciers could harbor life

Scientists have detected a series of saltwater lakes beneath the glaciers of Mars’ southern ice cap. The researchers think the liquid in these lakes doesn’t freeze and become solid, despite…

Antarctic Glaciers Are Growing Unstable Above and Below Water

That study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, concludes that understanding how the ice field ruptures as it moves across the bedrock is vital to…

Two major Antarctic glaciers are tearing loose from their restraints, scientists say

The new findings, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, come from analysis of satellite images. They show that a naturally occurring buffer system that prevents…