I was particularly intrigued by a story on This Week in Science, well, this week, about a mountain range as big as the Alps that has been found under the Antarctic ice sheet. Thanks to radar, we can now map these mountains, which will help scientists understand how the Antarctic ice sheet may have formed. Whereas the Alps were formed 50 to 60 million years ago, these mountains had to have been in place at least 500 million years ago! As the show’s co-hosts, Kirsten Sanford (aka Dr. Kiki, on whom I think I have a girl-crush) and Justin Jackson, talk excitedly about the prospects of exploring this new territory, my mind began to wander. Huge mountains… Antarctica… ancient huge mountains in Antarctica…. Oh no.
Nightmares, my friends. Nightmares.
The Elder Ones will not approve of this.
Thanks again to the lovely Gail, for she lent me her collection of Lovecraft stories so I could scare the snot out of myself before bed every night.