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Canyon Discovered in Greenland Larger than Arizona Grand Canyon

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Ron G. Anselm posts information on a newly discovered mega-canyon under Greenland’s ice sheet.

NASA`s Airborne Science Mission… discovered evidence of a large and previously unknown canyon hiding under all that solid mound of Greenland frozen tundra.
Greenland mysterious hidden Grand Canyon looks to be around 460 miles long making it larger and longer than the Arizona Grand Canyon.  In some of the places Greenland`s Grand Canyon has a lot of the same characteristics as the Arizona Grand Canyon and one of those characteristics is that Greenland canyon is around 2,600 feet deep which is around the same as our Grand Canyon is.
Jonathan Bamber, professor of physical geography at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, and lead author of the study commented on this by stating, “One might assume that the landscape of the Earth has been fully explored and mapped. Our research shows there`s still a lot left to discover.” (Bamber, J.)
Scientists believe that the canyon plays a role in transporting sub-glacier melt water which comes from the interior of Greenland to the edge of the ice and into the ocean. They also believe that as much as four-million years ago, water more than likely flowed in the canyon from the interior of Greenland to the coast and was more than likely a major river system.
Michael Studinger continued to comment on this by saying, “It is quite remarkable that a channel the size of the Grand Canyon is discovered in the 21st century below the Greenland ice sheet. It shows how little we still know about the bedrock below large continental ice sheets.”(Studinger, M.)

 

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Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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