A team of scientists is headed for the massive Thwaites glacier on Thursday. Photo: British Antarctic Survey via AP
A team of scientists is headed for the massive Thwaites glacier on Thursday. Photo: British Antarctic Survey via AP

Thwaites, Antarctica’s ‘doomsday’ glacier, is breaking up – and scientists are racing to get a closer look

  • A team of researchers is sailing to Antarctica on a US$50 million mission, which will see the vessel Boaty McBoatface probing under the melting ice mass
  • The Thwaites glacier – the world’s widest – is being eaten away by global warming, sending sea levels rising

Topic |   Climate change
A team of scientists is headed for the massive Thwaites glacier on Thursday. Photo: British Antarctic Survey via AP
A team of scientists is headed for the massive Thwaites glacier on Thursday. Photo: British Antarctic Survey via AP
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