West Antarctica ice meltdown weakens Earth’s gravity

October 2, 2014 7:18 AM

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West Antarctica ice meltdown weakens Earth’s gravity

WEST Antarctica has lost so much ice that the Earth’s gravity is now weaker there, a new report has revealed.

The rapid melting of West Anarctica’s ice sheet between 2009 and 2012 was big enough to cause a slight dip in the Earth’s gravitational field over the region, according to the European Space Agency.

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