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‘Fossil’ mountains entombed by ice

Cold temperatures have preserved rugged Antarctic range

10:39am, October 15, 2010

Buried deep beneath East Antarctica’s ice sheet, the Gamburtsev Mountains are the world’s most invisible range. New research suggests that overlying ice like that hiding them from view today could have preserved their rugged topography for the past 300 million years.

The work bolsters the counterintuitive notion that glaciers, rather than just carving down young peaks

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