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Rio Grande: After 34 million years, scientists discover Antarctica’s lost river – Times of India

A recently discovered ancient river in Antarctica, referred to as the Rio Grande, is providing new insights into the continent's climatic history. This groundbreaking find is crucial for understanding how climate change has shaped the landscape over millions of years.The discovery was made by a team of scientists from the University of Arizona, led by geoscientist Dr Stewart Jamieson."The Rio Grande is unlike anything we have seen in Antarctica," Dr Jamieson said. "This river system was buried under ice for millions of years and offers a unique window into the past."The Rio Grande, which rivals some of the world's largest rivers, was identified through satellite imagery and radar data. The river's channels stretch over 680 miles, and it likely played a significant role in transporting w...