For decades, radar instruments have crisscrossed Antarctica, sending down microwave pulses to peer through the ice and trace the underlying rock topography, yet there are still vast areas for which there is little or no data.
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Ancient air samples from one of Antarctica’s snowiest ice core sites may add a new molecule to the record of changes to Earth’s atmosphere over the past century and a half, since the Industrial Revolution began burning fossil fuels on a massive...
Related topics: Antarctic, Fossils, Paleontology
This is the year we found microplastic in the snow.
Although microplastics have been popping up everywhere from the waters of Antarctica to our table salt, the idea that it could blow in the wind or fall as precipitation back down to Earth is...
Chilean authorities announced Thursday that rescue workers had found debris and human remains from the military transport plane that went missing on a regular flight to Antarctica.The head of the Chilean air force, General Arturo Merino, told...
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Residents of an overwintering station in Antarctica provided linguists with evidence of the first small changes in speech that may signal the development of a new accent.
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By measuring the chemistry of fossilized seashells collected in Antarctica, researchers discovered that Earth was already experiencing carbon cycle instability before the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.
Related topics: Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Scientific Discoveries, Asteroids
The flight took off at 4:55 p.m. local time Monday and lost contact shortly after 6 p.m.
The massive 300-foot object came to light as a popular YouTuber was scanning Google Earth, assuming the sighting might vanish into thin air, should Google update the map of the puzzling icy region.
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New research reveals how penguins have dealt with more than a century of human impacts in Antarctica and why some species are winners or losers in this rapidly changing ecosystem.
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New study provides the first evidence that thinning ice shelves around Antarctica are causing more ice to move from the land into the sea.
"It's like getting stabbed," a tourist exclaims as he plunges into the three degree Celsius (37 Fahrenheit) water, all under the intrigued gaze of a group of penguins.
In the tiny part of Antarctica where the snow melts in springtime, mosses, lichens and grasses grow alongside flies, mites and colonies of micro-organisms that have fed and reproduced for millions of years.
Researchers from Princeton University have extracted ice cores from Antarctica that has given the first direct observations of the ancient climate when the early ancestors of humans roamed the Earth. The gas bubbles that were trapped in the ice...
NASA began testing an alien-hunting underwater rover in Antarctica this week.
The robot, called the Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration (BRUIE), rolls along the bottom of ice sheets in polar oceans, scanning for signs of life.
BRUIE is built for...
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Pictures from the International Space Station published a YouTube conspiracy channel have shown something that appears to be flying through the clouds and leaving a distinguishable trace behind it. The bloggers running the account suggested that it...
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Exploring a distant moon usually means trundling around its uniquely inhospitable surface, but on icy ocean moons like Saturn’s Enceladus, it might be better to come at things from the bottom up. This rover soon to be tested in Antarctica...
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Antarctica is wild. Consider that as you view a fresh batch of ineffable Antarctic photos snapped by NASA scientists. Read more...More about Nasa, Antarctica, Climate Change, Ice Melt, and Science
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