Author: Nick Hawkes

Ever lost something important? NASA has.   It’s lost its little, yellow, plastic ducks. If you’ve found them, do please return them. In September 2008, some 90 yellow, plastic ducks were thrown into a hole in the ice in Greenland.   Why did they do this, you might reasonably ask?   They did so in order to study the movement of water under the ice’s surface which was lubricating the base of the Greenland ice cap, causing the ice to slide faster toward…

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