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Antarctica’s Blood Falls


Source: WION

After more than a century of curiosity, scientists have finally unravelled the mystery behind Antarctica’s Blood Falls, a bright red waterfall that flows from Taylor Glacier. The iconic red hue is caused by the presence of small “iron-rich nanospheres” (various elements such as iron, silicon, calcium, aluminium, and sodium) in the water.


The Taylor Glacier is an Antarctic glacier about 54 kilometres long, flowing from the plateau of Victoria Land into the western end of Taylor Valley, north of the Kukri Hills, south of the Asgard Range.