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Iceberg Twice the Size of Atlanta Enters Ocean

Iceberg Twice the Size of Atlanta Enters Ocean

By Mike Fossum April 22, 2014

An iceberg with an area almost twice the size of Atlanta has broken away from the Antarctic continent and is drifting into the ocean, which could threaten shipping lanes in the Southern Ocean during the Antarctic winter. The floating, frozen …

Satellites Help Pinpoint the Coldest Spot on Earth Satellites Help Pinpoint the Coldest Spot on Earth

With temperatures in the U.S. plunging this week, researchers have found a way to make the snow-packed streets of the east coast seem like a tropical paradise. Scientists at the American Geophysical Union meeting this week in San Francisco unveiled …

Large Antarctic Lake Suddenly Drained, Shows Study Large Antarctic Lake Suddenly Drained, Shows Study

There are only a few places on Earth where ecosystems have been allowed to evolve for thousands of years in isolated conditions. One of those places in underneath the thick ice of Antarctica, where researchers have uncovered ancient microbes in …

Antarctic Ozone Could be Returning, Shows New Images Antarctic Ozone Could be Returning, Shows New Images
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New satellite imagery has shown that the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica is shrinking. In 2012, the hole was the smallest it has been in the past ten years. The images were taken by the European Space Agency’s …

Ancient Microbes Found Under Antarctic Lake Ancient Microbes Found Under Antarctic Lake

A team of researchers has uncovered a community of bacteria living in one of the most inhospitable place on Earth: the dark, cold, salty environment under a remote lake in Antarctica. The discovery will help teach scientists how life can …

New Study Shows Causes of Antarctic Sea Ice Increase New Study Shows Causes of Antarctic Sea Ice Increase
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Researchers from NASA and the British Antarctic Survey have published a new study that shows changes to Antarctic sea ice drift caused by changing winds are the cause of increases in Antarctic sea ice cover over the past two decades. …

Buried Antarctic Lake Targeted by a New Expedition Buried Antarctic Lake Targeted by a New Expedition
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Next month, a 12-man team of scientists, engineers, and support staf will set off for Antarctica on a quest to collect samples from an ancient lake that has been buried for hundreds of thousands of years. The expedition has taken …

Check Out These Great Shots From Antarctica Check Out These Great Shots From Antarctica
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I absolutely love cold weather with winter being my favorite season. You may find me crazy, but I do have my limits – Antarctica being one of them. While I love the idea of a snowy wonderland, the South Pole …

"Frozen Planet" Shows North, South Pole "Frozen Planet" Shows North, South Pole
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The Discovery Channel has partnered with the BBC for several documentaries, including the wildly successful “Blue Planet” and “Planet Earth”. But their latest venture, called “Frozen Planet”, has viewers falling in love with Antarctica and the Arctic via beautifully shot …

Antarctic Glacier Creates Mammoth Iceberg Antarctic Glacier Creates Mammoth Iceberg

NASA scientists on their way to Antarctica have discovered a crack in the Pine Island Glacier. This is the first evidence NASA has seen of the crack but say it will inevitably become an enormous iceberg. The section reaches out …

Street View Set To Cover All Seven Continents
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Sometime today, Street View fans should be able to take in sights on all seven continents for the first time ever.  Coverage of Brazil and Antarctica will make this possible, and images of Ireland are supposed to become available, to boot.