Mountain range under Antarctica
17th November 2011
It is the size of The Alps and now scientists have made some important discoveries about the formation of The Gamburtsevs.
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.
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