26 Aug '11, 4am

Enormous Underground River Discovered in the Amazon

The sprawling Amazon rainforest is easily one of the most fascinating and mysterious regions on the planet, what with its dark, dense vegetation that stretches across the horizon like an unimaginable vast sea of green, home to an untold number of undiscovered species -- but the depths of the Amazon's secrets just got a whole lot deeper. According to a team of Brazilian scientists, over 2 miles beneath the region's lush surface lies an enormous underground river which runs nearly the entire length of the Amazon river. At a recent meeting of the Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian National Laboratory geologist Elizabeth Tavares Pimente presented her team's findings on what may be the largest subterranean river on Earth. The massive water system is thought to stretch for 3,700 miles across the Amazon basin with an average width of about ...

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