'Bloody' Antarctic mystery finally solved

There's now an answer for the blood red falls at the Taylor Glacier


A bloody mystery may just have been solved - but it took over 100 years.

We're talking about a glacier in Antarctica that has crimson water pouring out of it.

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A study was just published in the Journal of Glaciology.

It explains what's causing the blood red falls at the Taylor Glacier.

It turns out there's a large source of salty water that's turning the water blood red.

And this stuff may have been trapped for over a million years but the find led to another discovery that liquid water can exist inside a frozen glacier.

That's because salt water has to be colder than fresh water to freeze.

Taylor Glacier is now the coldest known glacier to have persistently flowing water.

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