Saturday, 29 April 2017

Antarctica's 'Blood-falls': Scientists finally decode more than century-old mystery!


One of the oldest mysteries that has kept scientists completely baffled is more than a century old – the Antarctica's famous 'blood-falls'.
The blood-red waterfall was first discovered by an Australian geologist who theorized that it was made up of red algae.
In 2003, this theory was overlapped with one that believed that the water was coloured red by oxidized iron and perhaps the last remnants of a five million year old salt water lake.
Now, however, a new study carried out by the University of Alaska and Colorado College has questioned any previous theories made on the blood-falls, arguing that the water flows from a large lake of salty water that has been trapped under ice for one million years.
According to The Sun, scientists were able to track the path of the water under the glacier using echolocation technology.
As per the Fox News, much like the echolocation used by bats, the technique the scientists used to send and receive electrical signals in "grid-like patterns" through the glacier's ice led them to a find previously thought impossible: flowing liquid water existing in a frozen glacier.
‘We moved the antennae around the glacier in grid-like patterns so that we could ‘see’ what was underneath us inside the ice, kind of like a bat uses echolocation to ‘see’ things around it,’ co-author Christina Carr wrote.
While confirming that the glacier has its own water system, the researchers were nonplussed to find that the lake hadn't frozen despite being enveloped in a layer of ice for so long.
As water releases heat when it freezes the surrounding water continued to flow.
The discovery now opens the doors to "understanding the role of liquid water—salty or fresh—in other extremely cold glaciers or permafrost environments," co-author Jessica Badgeley adds, per a Colorado College press release, Fox News reported.

4 comments:

  1. this article is shit, what about the red?

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  2. This article starts out asking one question --"why is the water red?" -- and finishes by answering a second question -- "where does the water come from?" -- without ever answering the first question. It seems like the first question was always easily answered with a chemical and biological assay of a sample of the water. There was never any reason for it to be a century-old "mystery".

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  3. That's because there ARE civilizations under the Earth. Every "myth" is based in reality.

    THe world govs. know, but don't want the rest of the populace to be aware of it, and encourage mockery whenever anyone mentions this.

    The People under the Earth are HUMAN BEINGS, our Brothers, Peaceful and minding their own business. THey're also thousands and thousands of years advanced in technology, and spirituality, because they haven't spent their time and resources in war, like the surface leaders of countries.

    Now, the outside leaders want in, to get the Virgin Natural resources, by any way possible. The world leaders want to conquer, the last conquest, invasion, to control more people and resources AND HIGH Technology They try to sneak in, and are blocked. They try to force their way in, but they're not allowed in.

    The Inner Earth People will ONLY let them in, and share the HIGH Tech, IF the world leaders put away the destructive weaponry, and stop warring with each other.

    That's it!

    I have to laugh, really bellow out in SUUCH amusement, that FINALLY the World Leaders have met their match! And the OUTSIDE leaders are in such panic, and so scared that THEY can't control OR INTIMIDATE the Inner Earth People, like they do the populace outside, and the animals and resources. And the outside leaders can't destroy the Inner Nations, like they do us.

    This is sooo good. FINALLY, there's People, HUMAN PEOPLE, that can't and will NOT be controlled.

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  4. They told you why it's red.
    It's BLOOD you idiot!

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