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24 October 2021 / Fairbanks Daily News-Miner / Ned Rozell

A one of a kind northern permafrost cliff

Nuiqsut, Alaska, United States

In northern Alaska, an amphitheater of frozen ground thaws where a northern river cuts into it, exposing walls of ice. The feature, known by scientists as “yedoma,” is the largest of its kind yet found in Alaska. A great wall of ice holds a lot of treasures from the past, which science is eager to explore.

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