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International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice

14 Nov 2018, 18:43 UTC
International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice NASA/Cindy Starr

An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland. The crater — the first of any size found under the Greenland ice sheet — is one of the 25 largest impact craters on Earth, measuring roughly 1,000 feet deep and more than 19 miles in diameter, an area slightly larger than that inside Washington’s Capital Beltway.

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