There’s a Huge Cavity Under Antarctica’s Most Endangered Glacier

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Antarctica is the font of bad news that just keeps on giving. Thwaites Glacier, among the most threatened hunks of ice on the continent, is in even more dire straits than previously reported. Its melt from above and below is being aided by newly discovered cavities below the ice, as chronicled in Science Advances on…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/theres-a-huge-cavity-under-antarcticas-most-endangered-1832231144

Key Data For NASA’s Ice-Monitoring Satellite in Trouble Thanks to Shutdown

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Last month, NASA researchers were gleefully sharing the early returns from their recently launched ice-monitoring satellite, ICESat-2, at the world’s largest annual meeting of Earth scientists. This month, many of those same researchers are furloughed as a vital airborne campaign needed to calibrate the satellite…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/key-data-for-nasas-ice-monitoring-satellite-in-trouble-1831965393