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Listen: Ice dropped down large hole makes strangest sound


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 4:58 PM - In late February, climate scientist Peter Neff dropped a chunk of ice down a 90-metre borehole inside the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica.

The resulting sound would be right at home in a science fiction film, but Neff assures us it's real.

Watch the video above with the volume turned up and you`ll see what we mean.

Neff and his team have been drilling into the glacier in an attempt to study the gases trapped inside.


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“Taylor Glacier is special because usually to get 50,000-year-old ice, we have to drill through 50,000 layers of annual snowfall – sometimes up to two miles deep," Neff told the Press Association.

“Those layers of snow, compressed into ice, are like a history book of past climate and past atmospheric composition."

Since being uploaded to Twitter on February 28th, Neff's video has been shared more than 10,000 times.

VIDEO: Antarctica seen over three decades:



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