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February 11, 1993 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
Scientists seeking the source of voluminous ice streams in western Antarctica have discovered a volcano baking under nearly a mile of solid ice near the South Pole, marking the first time an active volcano has been found under an ice sheet. Heat from the volcano may be the source of water soaking the ground and lubricating the glaciers' relatively rapid slide down the Whitmore Mountains, across the western Antarctic ice sheet, through the Ross Ice Shelf and, eventually, into the Pacific Ocean.
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July 13, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
Ancient volcanoes discovered deep in the ocean off Antarctica may explain a climate mystery critical to predicting Earth's fate as humans pump more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. University of Texas geologists dredging thousands of feet below the surface of the central Scotia Sea off the southeastern tip of South America hauled up volcanic rock after their sonar mapping showed formations that looked uncannily like a sunken island chain. “It just didn't look like real ocean floor,” said geologist Ian W. Dalziel, of the University of Texas, Austin, lead author of the paper published Thursday in the journal Geology.
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January 3, 1993 | Associated Press
NASA scuttled its Dante mission to explore the inside of an active volcano in Antarctica with a robot, officials said Saturday. The device's fiber-optic umbilical cord broke. The mission was called off after scientists concluded they could not repair the break or ship a new cable to the Antarctic site before severe weather set in, said Randee Exler, a spokeswoman at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, where the project was being directed.
NEWS
February 11, 1993 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
Scientists seeking the source of voluminous ice streams in western Antarctica have discovered a volcano baking under nearly a mile of solid ice near the South Pole, marking the first time an active volcano has been found under an ice sheet. Heat from the volcano may be the source of water soaking the ground and lubricating the glaciers' relatively rapid slide down the Whitmore Mountains, across the western Antarctic ice sheet, through the Ross Ice Shelf and, eventually, into the Pacific Ocean.
SCIENCE
July 13, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
Ancient volcanoes discovered deep in the ocean off Antarctica may explain a climate mystery critical to predicting Earth's fate as humans pump more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. University of Texas geologists dredging thousands of feet below the surface of the central Scotia Sea off the southeastern tip of South America hauled up volcanic rock after their sonar mapping showed formations that looked uncannily like a sunken island chain. “It just didn't look like real ocean floor,” said geologist Ian W. Dalziel, of the University of Texas, Austin, lead author of the paper published Thursday in the journal Geology.
SCIENCE
July 11, 2003 | Usha Lee McFarling, Times Staff Writer
NASA doesn't plan to launch humans to Mars anytime soon, so Pascal Lee decided to drive. First came miles of seemingly endless ridges of ice and expanses of grayish-yellow rock. Then yawning canyons and, in the distance, the rim of a massive meteor crater. Through the frosted windshield, Lee scanned the terrain for the myriad dangers of this alien landscape: snowdrifts capable of swallowing his Humvee, a precariously thin skin of ice on the frozen ocean and really hungry polar bears.
NEWS
January 3, 1993 | Associated Press
NASA scuttled its Dante mission to explore the inside of an active volcano in Antarctica with a robot, officials said Saturday. The device's fiber-optic umbilical cord broke. The mission was called off after scientists concluded they could not repair the break or ship a new cable to the Antarctic site before severe weather set in, said Randee Exler, a spokeswoman at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, where the project was being directed.
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