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Remains Of Ancient Continents Found Beneath Antarctica’s Ice

Lurking deep beneath the ice sheets of Antarctica, scientists have detected the remnants of long-lost continents, IFL Science reports. No, it’s not quite Atlantis, but the discovery is shedding some much needed light on the mysterious history of Antarctica. Researchers discovered the ancient continents using gravity-mapping satellite data (the same way we map the seafloor) and bucket loads of seismological information, which picked up on a patchwork of ancient key geological features on the Earth’s lithosphere, the tough outer shell of the planet that consists of the crust and upper mantle. “These gravity images are revolutionizing our ability to study the least understood continent on…