The findings of a new study on the large impact crater that was found under Greenland’s Hiawatha Glacier in 2018 suggest that the impact that formed the 31-kilometer (19.3-mile) crater occurred quite recently (geologically speaking, that is), at a time when the region was covered in a mile-thick sheet of ice, making
Global warming may have pushed Greenland’s ice sheets past a tipping point, with the island having lost ice from its glaciers faster than snowfall could replenish them over the past two decades, according to a new study. Although this trend is expected to worsen as global temperatures increase, the researchers
A massive impact crater the size of the city of Paris has been discovered under the ice sheet in northern Greenland. Partially hidden under the Hiawatha Glacier, this 31-kilometer (19.3-mile) crater is estimated to be no older than three million years, but the researchers believe that it was formed much more recently, possibly as late as 12,000 years ago, making it the largest impact crater of its kind on Earth.