Monday, January 21, 2008
Huge Grotto Found Under Norwegian Glacier
Large quantities of water from melting ice have created what researchers are calling a "sensational" grotto under one of Norway's major glaciers.
The researchers discovered the grotto last fall under the Nigard Glacier, an arm of the famed Jostedal Glacier in Luster, in the western county of Sogn og Fjordane.
Its opening is around five meters high and inside is the grotto which measures about eight meters high, 20-30 meters deep and around 20 meters wide.
The grotto is believed to have been created by rising temperatures.