NASA has currently got his thermometers rising owing to a number of topological issues coming up. The space technology giant has already announced about the doomsday glacier which is lately on the edge of collapsing, following which an apocalyptic sea level rise in the process is assumed to be triggered.
Thwaites Glacier of West Antarctica spreads across 70,270 square miles, which is almost the size of entire Florida. This ice mass at present named as the most dangerous glacier in the world as it clutches adequate ice to elevate the global oceans by two feet or more. The glacier acts a barrier so as to stop the other ice sheets having the potential to bring about a drastic sea-level rise by at least eight feet in case the overall ice melts. The low-lying countries are at great risk when such calamities occur. The cavity present in the bottom of Thwaites Glacier which was previously unknown is being yawned to pose a problem in the future. According to NASA, the cavity is expected to be two-thirds the size of Manhattan and 1,000ft tall, which mounting quickly. NASA has lately detailed out the recent series of findings regarding the state of the glacier.
At the moment the researchers are assuming to discover a few more holes present amid between ice and bedrock at the bottom of Thwaites, however, the volume and fiery growth rate of the cavity is surprising. As per the NASA officials, the cavity is big enough to comprise of 14billion tons of ice and most of which is believed to have melted from the last 3 Years. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) researcher and Operation IceBridge, Eric Rignot, has found that Thwaites is not bonded to the bedrock at the bottom of it. The next-generation satellites help see the complex details more precisely. The Antarctic glaciers’ observations details help calculate the world sea level rise in reaction to climate change. The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is believed to help astronomers to attain the first direct image of a black hole’s silhouette. Sera Markoff from the University of Amsterdam plans on helping the astronomers get a closer view of the black hole.