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Seething volcano buried under Antarctica's ice

• newscientist.com
 For the first time, an active volcano has been spotted rumbling away under the ice sheet of west Antarctica. It's further evidence that the frozen continent is anything but still. The heat from the volcano could speed up the demise of Antarctica's fragile ice sheet.

There are plenty of volcanoes jutting up from the Antarctic ice, most famously Mount Erebus. But while it was clear that there were also subglacial volcanoes, none of them were known to be active, says Amanda Lough of Washington University in St Louis, Missouri. "For the first time, we're seeing evidence of activity right now."

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