WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Scientists, with help from NASA radar imaging, say they've found a new Grand Canyon in Greenland. }}" />

   
 
 
Mega-Canyon Discovered Under Greenland's Ice

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 9/3/2013 Scientists, with help from NASA radar imaging, say they've found a new Grand Canyon in Greenland. The Mega-Canyon was hidden under a massive sheet of ice. Scientists from the University of Bristol say the canyon is 460 miles long, almost 200 miles longer than the Grand Canyon in Arizona. But the Mega-Canyon isn't nearly as deep, although in some places, it is as deep as 2,600 feet. Researchers believe it's been hidden for four-million years. Using rada data from NASA's Operation IceBridge, scientists found the canyon runs from near the center of the island, northward to the fjord of the Petermann Glacier. The researchers believe the canyon plays an important role in transporting sub-glacial meltwater from the interior of Greenland to the edge of the ice sheet into the ocean.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Ohio local governments and schools have a relatively new option for investing money through the state. Full Story
Image1 The release of the new Apple iPhone 6 Friday attracted large crowds to cell phone stores across the country, including the Verizon store on Lexington-Springmill Road in Ontario. Full Story
 
Image1 Ontario High School has a new and unique way of revving-up spirit on Fridays before home football games. Full Story
Image1 A motorcycle driver is hospitalized in Columbus after colliding with a semi-truck hauling a flatbed trailer south of Bellville. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Motorcyclist Injured In Collision With Flatbed Semi Truck

Ground Broken For Ontario Pointe Expansion

Ontario Dog Park

Girls' Night Out

Home invasion suspect arrested

Free confronting bullying workshop offered for teachers

Democratic Attorney General Candidate Visits Mansfield

More News