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The rush to claim an undersea mountain range

Beneath the frozen wastes of the Arctic, a three-way geopolitical tug-of-war is taking place over which country owns a ridge of undersea mountains.

The winner will change maps forever.

  • Martha Henriques
  • BBC

One of the most mysterious mountain ranges in the world is not visible on any ordinary map.

You can’t see it on the most popularly used flat map of the world, the Mercator projection, or on the Peters projection that is a popular (and more accurate) alternative.

On a spinning globe, the plastic axle at the North Pole often covers it up, as if there’s nothing to see.

But this is where you can find the…

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