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Researchers believe that the heat source is radioactive rocks and hot water inside the crust of the Earth.
While Antarctica will not melt overnight, it could have important effects in tackling climate change, according to new measurements by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
Researcher Tom Jordan said: "The meltdown we've seen has probably gone from thousands or even millions of years, and does not directly contribute to changing the ice sheet.
"However, in the future, extra water from the ice sheet can make this region more sensitive to external factors such as climate change."
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"This was a very exciting project, exploring one of the last completely unseen regions on our planet.
"Our results were quite unexpected because many people believed that this Antarctic region was made of old and cold rocks, which had a small impact on the ice sheet above.
"We show that even within the continental continent, underlying geology can have a significant impact on ice.
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