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Thread #170822   Message #4131077
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
05-Jan-22 - 04:31 AM
Thread Name: violin from Shackleton's floorboards
Subject: RE: violin from Shackleton's floorboards
ITV News; Scientists from the Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey and the University of East Anglia are heading from Chile towards the Thwaites Glacier in the South Pole.

They will be using a fleet of underwater robots, including Boaty McBoatface, to look at the impact global warming's having on the the glacier and its effect on sea level rise around the world.

Fifty million dollars is being spent on the joint UK and US mission to learn more about Thwaites Glacier, its past, and what the future may hold. They are leaving on Wednesday as it is the 100th anniversary of the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's death.