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News Release 11-247

Antarctica's Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains Mystery Solved

Multiple ancient tectonic events may have formed youthful looking mountain range

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Illustration: Imaging the last unexplored mountains on the planet, Antarctic's Gamburtsev Mountains.

Researchers have probed the depths under Antarctic ice to reveal a map of the Gamburtsev Mountains (see inset to the right).

Credit: Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation, Gamburtsev topography by Abdulhakim Abdi, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

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