Antarctic flood produces 'ice crater'

July 3, 2013 10:51 AM

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Antarctic flood produces 'ice crater'

Scientists have seen evidence for a colossal flood under Antarctica that drained six billion tonnes of water, quite possibly straight to the ocean.

Satellites were used to map the crater that developed as the 2.7km-thick overlying ice sheet slumped to fill the void left by the escaping water.

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