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'Pyramid like' mountain found sitting beneath ice in Antarctica

'Pyramid like' mountain found sitting beneath ice in Antarctica

The pyramid-shaped mass was spotted over Antartica’s Ellsworth Mountain range

Ready to have your mind blown? Scientists have discovered mysterious 'pyramid-like' structures in Antarctica - but they're not what they seem.

It's the latest in a series of intriguing discoveries that have turned the things we think we know about our planet on their head.

In recent weeks, palaeontologists discovered that humans were tragically likely responsible for the extinction of world’s only cold-blooded mammal and deep-sea divers made a truly disturbing discovery after finally reaching bottom of the Caribbean's Great Blue Hole.

And now there's another strange discovery to be unpacked.

Explorers were left perplexed by a startling phenomena that emerged on satellite images whilst panning over Antarctica.

Photographs of a colossal, pyramid-shaped mass was spotted taken over the southern part of the South Pole's Ellsworth Mountain range.

Several rather bizarre-looking peaks were spotted in this area, with the largest one measuring a staggering 2km square in each direction at its base.

The structures aren't too dissimilar in shape and size of the world-famous Pyramids of Giza - which were constructed by Egyptian slaves around 2550 BC.

But, being that the snow-white continent is totally covered in ice and pretty uninhabitable to the average human, scientists are baffled as to how exactly these frozen peaks came into being.

The 'pyramid' was spotted over Antarctica.

So, given that human beings aren't famed for their ability to reside in the Antarctic for very long - due to the freezing temperatures down there - it's no surprise that followers of this remarkable tale of discovery are dying to know how these structures came to be.

And - as in many cases of unexplained marvels - the fan theories surrounding the pyramid's existence are getting weirder and weirder by the day.

Taking to Twitter, one spectator predicted: "That's the aliens? I knew it!"

Another suggested: "Illuminati confirmed."

"Wait, how'd they move the pyramids from Egypt to Antarctica?" a third wondered.

A fourth simply stated: "Humans built that."

It turns out, however, that these explanation for the existence of these snow-covered shapes is much simpler.

The structures aren't pyramids at all!

That's because these pyramids, aren't pyramids after all.

In fact, Irvine geology professor Eric Rignot has shut down rumours of aliens and Illuminati altogether, having since revealed that these structures are just regular, old mountains.

"Pyramid shapes are not impossible — many peaks partially look like pyramids, but they only have one to two faces like that, rarely four," he explained.

Rignot - professor of Earth system science at the University of California - went on to explain that the huge points emerging from the land are known as 'pyramidal peaked mountains', and are formed from the convergence of glaciers on the sides of an existing landmass.

And apparently, these types of mountain aren't exactly uncommon, being that Iceland's Mount Búlandstindur in Iceland, and Bordoyarnes Mountain on the Faroe Islands share the exact same components.

The more you know, eh?

Featured Image Credit: YouTube / History

Topics: World News, Science, Technology