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Newly discovered island is the closest land to the North Pole

Strange Sounds

August 31, 2021

In July, a group of scientists accidentally found themselves on a tiny island in northern Greenland made up of mounds of silt and gravel.

The expeditioners thought they had traveled to the island of Oodaaq, the northernmost island in Greenland — but they were really standing on a previously unknown island that was even further north, likely making it the closest piece of land to the North Pole.

We were convinced that we were standing on Oodaaq Island, which until then had been registered as the world’s northernmost island,stated expedition leader Morten Rasch, a senior consultant at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management.

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