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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.
Seed fern fossils dating from the Triassic period are seen in sedimentary rocks found in the Allan Hills region of the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Seeing the Forest For the Trees
Science / Earth
Thursday February 12, 2015

Paleontologists head to the hills in Antarctica to recover plant fossils. Among their amazing finds are the second largest fossil forests ever found in Antarctica and new plant species from more than 200 million years ago.

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