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Scientists caught an Antarctic ice shelf singing a strange tune

This bizarre phenomenon could better predict how quickly the planet’s ice is melting into the ocean.
man holding machine on icy plain

Aster holds a seismometer, used to measure vibrations that travel through the Earth.

Antarctica is honestly kind of creepy. It’s ; it loves to into the ocean like some gargantuan stabbing victim; it’s a despite being covered in a thick layer of literal water (albeit the frozen variety); and now it turns out Antarctica is an avid whistler of some eerie tunes. Bear with me: a new study this week details how scientists have picked up on strange tones resonating near the surface ofthe massive Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. While these wintery sounds have—these songs are more of the inaudible-to-human-ears type.

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