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Mountain range under Antarctica

It is the size of The Alps and now scientists have made some important discoveries about the formation of The Gamburtsevs.

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The mountain range is perhaps the most extraordinary on the planet as it is buried beneath the ice and formed around 1 billion years ago.

The range was discovered by Russian scientists in 1958. It is 1,200 kilometres (750 miles) long, 2,700 metres (8,900 ft) high and completely covered by ice.

A multi-national scientific team has used ice-penetrating radar to see the mountains and have released their findings to the journal, Nature.

For a summary of the results see this story on the BBC web site.

Fascinating stuff.

For the spirit of the mountains

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