STUNNING images of what appears to be a pyramid in Antarctica are baffling scientists around the world.
Images on Google earth have revealed the existence of the four-sided structure, which bears an uncanny resemblance to the famous Egyptian pyramids built thousands of years ago.Covered by snow on each side, the find has prompted theories that what is now the snowy caps of the earth was once inhabited by humanity.
Three structures have apparently been found, two roughly 10 miles inland and the other close to the coast.
Evidence from the surrounding area indicates the climate was not as cold as it is today.
New Pyramid in Antarctica? Not Quite, Say Geologists
An Antarctic mountain with a unique, pyramid-like shape is suddenly internet-famous, with countless theorists contemplating its origin. Some are wondering whether an ancient civilization created the rocky, pyramidal structure, and others are pointing toward outer space, speculating about the involvement of aliens.
But Occam’s razor — the idea that the simplest explanation is usually the right one — points to a far more mundane cause: Those steep, pyramid-like sides are likely the work of hundreds of millions of years of erosion, experts told Live Science.
“This is just a mountain that looks like a pyramid,” Eric Rignot, a professor of Earth system science at the University of California, Irvine, told Live Science in an email. “Pyramid shapes are not impossible — many peaks partially look like pyramids, but they only have one to two faces like that, rarely four.”