Simpson Desert’s ancient rivers revealed

If we rewind a couple of months we will find a number of interesting articles in the press and science literature about the discovery of a network of ancient rivers and streams that flowed beneath the Simpson Desert up to 50 million years ago. A New Scientist article speaks of these rivers being 35 metres below the red sand and the possibility of them leading the way to valuable minerals and water resources. 

Once a land of rivers and streams?

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