Blood Falls – The Glacier That Bleeds – Source Discovered | Science News

Blood Falls – The Glacier That Bleeds – Source Discovered | Science News


Welcome To Strange Science News. For the first time, scientists have scanned
underneath Taylor Glacier in Antarctica to learn more about the mysterious Blood Falls.
In the process, the researchers discovered that briny water underlies much of Taylor
Valley. The findings were published in the journal
Nature Communications. Bacteria living under Taylor Glacier stain
it a deep blood red. The salty water is likely the remnants of
an ancient sea that still host microbial life Scientists flew an electromagnetic sensor
over Taylor Valley in Antarctica. Based on the sensor’s readings, they could
tell whether it was ice, soil, or something else entirely—likely liquid brine. The rust-colored brine, called Blood Falls,
pours into Lake Bonney in the southernmost of the three largest Dry Valleys. For more information about this story, please
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