It sure as hell sounds like the start to a horror movie over at ANU:
Something massive is going on in East Antarctica’s Enderby Land and a team of researchers from the Research School of Earth Sciences are on their way to investigate.
The first hint of mystery came from the GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite which showed an increase in mass in the area between Australia’s Mawson and Japan’s Syowa stations known as Enderby Land. GRACE measures changes in the Earth’s gravity field which in turn gives researchers an indication of a continent’s mass.
“Typically we see these changes in gravity in Antarctica with ice loss or accumulation, post glacial-rebound, or a combination of both,“ says Dr Lydie Lescarmontier, who will work with PhD student Bianca Kallenberg to unravel the mystery.
There’s a blog to follow the unfolding horror from beyond the stars on.