Antarctica (science)

Tall Ice-cliffs May Trigger Big Calving Events—and Fast Sea-level Rise

Glaciers that drain ice sheets such as Antarctica or Greenland often flow into the ocean, ending in near-vertical cliffs. As the glacier flows into the sea, chunks of the ice break off in calving events. Although much calving occurs when the ocean...

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Youtuber Logan Paul Joining Flat Earth Expedition To Antarctica – Doubts Bill Nye, Neil Degrasse...

Logan Paul is someone who has a huge following and tons of fans, but he has also touched the nerves of many others. Now, he’s jumping on the bandwagon of those who believe in the theory of a flat Earth, and he’s prepared to prove his...
Related topics: Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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Researchers Analyze Biodiversity Patterns In Antarctic Dry Valleys

Antarctica is a nearly uninhabited, ice-covered continent ravaged by cold, windy, and dry conditions. Virginia Tech researcher Jeb Barrett was part of an international collaborative team that analyzed biodiversity patterns in the McMurdo Dry Valleys...
Related topics: Biodiversity, Antarctic

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Antarctica's Aging Mcmurdo Station Is Getting A Major Overhaul

After more than 60 years, McMurdo Station, Antarctica’s main research center, is set to begin its first major infrastructure update. In February, the National Science Foundation got the green light to start construction on the so-called Antarctica...
Related topics: National Science Foundation

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Theory Claiming Secret Pyramids Found In Antarctica Mocked Online

Conspiracy theorists suggested in the History Channel’s TV series Ancient Aliens that the formations, which have a vague resemblance to the Great Pyramid of Giza, near the Shackleton range in Antarctica might be artificial structures.
Related topics: Conspiracy Theories

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Wallaby-sized Dinosaur Identified In Australia

Newly discovered fossils may shed light on a long-vanished land that once connected Australia and Antarctica. University of New England (UNE) postdoctoral fellow Matt Herne identified 125 million-year-old fossils as wee dinosaur Galleonosaurus...
Related topics: Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Scientific Discoveries, Fossils

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Mystery Of Antarctica's Emerald-like Icebergs Solved

Scientists have apparently come up with a new explanation for a phenomenon that has left researchers across the world scratching their heads for over a century.
Related topics: Icebergs

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Humanity's Footprint Is Encroaching On Antarctica

Scattered on the coasts of Antarctica's empty and icy expanse are research stations that resemble villages. The largest of them is McMurdo Station, a research hamlet that houses scientists studying the continent's glaciers,...

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Uk Shuts Down Antarctic Base Over Fears Huge Iceberg May Break Off From Mainland

Last month NASA released new images of Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf that exposed cracks poised to trigger a break-off of a massive iceberg with an estimated area of 1,700 sq. km, which is proportionate to two New York Cities.
Related topics: Antarctic, Icebergs, NASA, Space

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"complete Collapse": Iceberg Twice The Size Of Nyc Set To Break Off Antarctica

Dangerous cracks developing across Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf are due to unleash a massive iceberg twice the size of New York City, according to NASA researchers who warn when it breaks, it could destabilize the entire shelf. NASA...
Related topics: Icebergs, NASA, Space

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Iceberg Twice The Size Of New York City Is About To Break Free From Antarctica

NASA's high-flying observational instruments are great at peering deep into space, but the agency also spends plenty of time staring down at our own planet, too. NASA has been hard at work in recent decades developing models and recording...
Related topics: Icebergs, NASA, Space

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Extreme Eco Tent Tested In Antarctica

A tent made from experimental eco-materials has been taken to one of the harshest climates in the world to test its endurance.

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Robotic Glider Makes First Turbulence Measurements Beneath An Antarctic Ice Shelf

A small group of scientists and doctoral students from the University of California, Davis, recently returned from Antarctica, where they became the first group to collect turbulence measurements from an underwater glider beneath an ice shelf.
Related topics: Robots, Antarctic

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Antarctic Flies Protect Fragile Eggs With 'antifreeze'

A molecular analysis found that wingless flies protected their eggs with a temperature-resistant gel to help them withstand freezing and thawing in Antarctica.
Related topics: Antarctic

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Driest Places On Earth

From the frozen landscapes of Antarctica to the scorching deserts of Africa to the often drought-stricken regions of North America, areas that get little to no rainfall tend to have harsh...

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The Coldest Place In The Universe Makes Antarctica Look Tropical

The Boomerang Nebula would definitely have your teeth chattering... the average temperature is colder than space itself!        
Related topics: Nebulas

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Antarctica About To Calve An Iceberg About Twice Size Of New York City.

From NASA Earth Observatory and the “doing what ice shelves normally do but now we have satellites to observe them” department. Countdown to Calving at Brunt Ice Shelf Cracks growing across Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf are poised to...
Related topics: Icebergs, NASA, Space, Satellites

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End Of Days? What Happens If Antarctica's Giant Cavity-filled Glacier Melts

NASA scientists recently discovered that the Thwaites Glacier, a massive Antarctic glacial body about the size of Britain, has a giant cavity in it, roughly two-thirds the size of Manhattan. The worrying discovery has led to questions about what...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Scientific Discoveries, Antarctic

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One Of Antarctica's Biggest Glaciers Has A Giant Hole Under It. What Would Happen If It...

Researchers discovered a giant cavity inside Thwaites Glacier, considered one of the most dangerous in the world. What happens if it collapses?        
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries

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Antarctica's Ice Shelves Get A Bounce From Ephemeral Lakes

GPS measurements the flexing movement of one of the ice shelves that act as key backstops to sea level rise -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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