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14,000,000 km² / 5,400,000 sq mi


5,000 (temporary)

Could be; Atlantis down under 12.000 years ago

  1. Antarctic ice sheets acpable of retreating up to 50 meters per day

  2. Why scientists are so wooreid about this glacier

From the link above; "NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS ARE FORMING OVER ANTARCTICA: The southern season for noctilucent clouds (NLCs) is underway, according to new observations from NASA's AIM spacecraft. "On Nov. 15th, AIM detected a small cloud over eastern Antarctica. This is the earliest we have seen NLCs appear since the AIM mission began in 2007." Note the electric-blue puff over Dronning Maud Land in this image taken by AIM's CIPS instrument: (see picture) NLCs are Earth's highest clouds. They form around the poles when summertime water vapor billows up into the high atmosphere, crystallizing around specks of meteor smoke at the edge of space. Antarctic NLCs typically appear in mid- to -late November. This year's early apparition on Nov. 15th breaks the earlier mark of Nov. 17th set in 2013 and 2016. If history is any guide, that little puff of blue is about to expand dramatically. Previous data from AIM spacecraft show that noctilucent clouds are like a great "geophysical light bulb." They turn on in late spring (in this case, austral spring) and reach almost full intensity over a period of no more than 5 to 10 days. A week from now, the entire South Pole could be ringed by electric blue clouds Source: "