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Scientists Unearth 40-Million-Year-Old River System In Antarctica

This ancient river system beneath Antarctica is not just a remarkable glimpse into the past; it's a crucial piece of the puzzle in understanding our planet's climatic future

A melting iceberg in Antarctica Photo: Mongkolchon Akesin/Shutterstock

Beneath the ice sheets of Antarctica, an extraordinary discovery has unveiled an ancient river system dating back approximately 40 million years. The findings, published in the journal Science Advances on June 5, 2024, have captivated the scientific community.

According to reports, this groundbreaking find, led by Johann Klages from the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research in Germany, offers an insight into Earth's climatic history and potential future.