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What the Heck Is This?

Some sort of candy? The innards of a whale?

Actually, it's an ice cave, or what scientists call an englacial melt channel. This ice cave was formed by meltwater flowing within the glacier ice.

It's found in Belcher Glacier, Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada. See the full image below.

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Ice cave or englacial melt channel. This ice cave was formed by meltwater flowing within the glacier ice. Belcher Glacier, Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada. (Image credit: Alex Gardner)

Robert is an independent health and science journalist and writer based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a former editor-in-chief of Live Science with over 20 years of experience as a reporter and editor. He has worked on websites such as Space.com and Tom's Guide, and is a contributor on Medium, covering how we age and how to optimize the mind and body through time. He has a journalism degree from Humboldt State University in California.