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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 Roy Britt
Rob was a writer and editor at Space.com starting in 1999. He served as managing editor of Live Science at its launch in 2004. He is now Chief Content Officer overseeing media properties for the sites’ parent company, Purch. Prior to joining the company, Rob was an editor at The Star-Ledger in New Jersey, and in 1998 he was founder and editor of the science news website ExploreZone. He has a journalism degree from Humboldt State University in California.