Amid the frozen landscape of Antarctica, a pyramid-like mountain has been discovered. This finding has sparked an uproar on the internet, with many suggesting that the discovery of a pyramid-shaped structure in such a remote location might be because of aliens or ancient civilizations. However, keeping these assumptions aside, experts reveal that the ice pyramids are entirely natural formations.
As per the reports, the discovery of these peaks came to light through satellite images in the southern part of Antarctica’s Ellsworth mountain range. The pyramid-shaped mass measures a mere 2 km at its base, mostly matching with the grandeur of Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza.
The Ellsworth Mountains are the highest mountain range in Antarctica, forming a 350 km long and 48 km broad chain of mountains on the western side of the Ronne Ice Shelf in Marie Byrd Land. They were discovered in 1935 by Lincoln Ellsworth, and are set within Chile’s Antarctic territorial claim. As per the records, the Ellsworth Mountains see a cold -30C average temperature, which makes this area accessible only for a brief season to explore, with the optimum period for trips being November to January.
Many have been claiming on the internet that these might have links to the Illuminati, while others proposed that Antarctica might have been covered in rainforests during prehistoric times, making such constructions feasible.
Meanwhile, geology experts, led by Professor Eric Rignot, have debunked these speculations. This pyramid’s peaked shape has been attributed to the convergence of glaciers, which is a natural occurrence witnessed in various locations across the world.
This discovery of a pyramid-like mountain in Antarctica however, remains an intriguing natural phenomenon, which also serves as a reminder of the wonders that the Earth serves as home to.
Well, the reality might not impress you. These pyramid-like mountains actually exist in the Ellsworth range, and have been well-documented. They are also known as ‘horn,’ which dominate the glacial areas, as they form from the convergence of glaciers that scour the sides of an existing landmass. Mostly, they are formed due to sharp circular erosion of multiple glaciers which diverge from the same central point. The popular Matterhorn Peak is perhaps the world’s most visual example of such a natural formation.
Referring to this, Eric Rigot, a geology professor at the University of California, stated, “This is just a mountain that looks like a pyramid.”
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