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Researcher Joe Levy sets up a digital thermal-imaging camera to study water tracks as they move under the soils of the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Underground Movement
Science / Earth
Monday April 13, 2015

There is an underground movement underway in Antarctica. This particular movement doesn't involve radical political parties or fringe music festivals, though the idea of super salty water moving through the shallow subsurface of the Dry Valleys may eventually shake up established orthodoxy.
Blood Falls at the terminus of Taylor Glacier results from the discharge of brine liquid below the glacier. Lifeblood of a Glacier
Science / Earth
Wednesday March 04, 2015

The name alone evokes a certain mystery on a continent riddled with enigmas. Blood Falls, however, is slowly giving up its secrets. A team of scientists and engineers sent a probe into the cold ice of Taylor Glacier in the first feat of its kind and extracted super salty samples of water from the main vein that feeds the red-stained feature.

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