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Be Amazed at these Top 10 Most Extraordinary Discoveries Made From Antarctica! Dinosaurs – In the mid-1980s and early 1990s, scientists discovered multiple sets of fossilized remains of the magnificent reptiles who once ruled the planet. Meteorite With Martian Life – In 1996, David McKay , a NASA researcher, found what appeared to be traces of Martian life inside a meteorite recovered from Allan Hills in Antarctica in 1984. Unfreezing Super-Salty Pond – There’s a pond in Antarctica that is so salty, that it does ‘nt freeze even with a temperature of minus 50oC. It’s made of 95% pure Calcium Chloride, that’s far purer than salt found in other places in nature. Subglacial Lakes – Researchers have discovered a massive , 62-mile long, ribbon-shaped subglacial liquid lake in Antarctica that could be teeming with new species that has been hidden for millennia beneath the glacial cap. Ancient Forrest – Strange forests with some features of today’s tropical trees have been discovered to have once grown in Antarctica. During the late Permian and early Triassic period , 250 million years ago, the world was a greenhouse.
Penguin Poop Stains – Scientists have been able to track the migration pattern of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica using satellite imagery thanks to their poop stains. Ice Melt Crater A mysterious 2 mile cater, found in the Roi Baudoin ice Shelf in East Antarctica t hat was thought to be made by a meteorite, has been found to be likely formed by a leaky meltwater lake. Blood Falls – Blood Falls is a liquid outflow at the snout of Taylor Glacier in East Antarctica. Its is a plume rising from an ancient hyper-saline lake trapped beneath Taylor Glacier’s 400 meters of ice. Giant Sea Spider – Sea spiders can be found all over the world, however, the ones found in the Antarctic sea are far bigger than your everyday sea spiders; they can grow to a leg-span of nearly 25 centimeters . Eulagisca Gigantean – The Eulagisca Gigantean is an 8-inch marine worm that lives in the waters near Antarctica. It has an oval body ringed with shiny golden bristles and topped with a sharp-toothed maw.