Antartica Articles

Icebound Russian Ship Set to be Rescued by Saturday

A Russian ship carrying 74 passengers has been stranded in the icy water mass of Antarctica since Tuesday. Strong winds through the ice-covered water caused The MV Akademik Shokalskiy to become trapped near Stillwell Island, far south of Hobart, Tasmania. …

Antarctica Diamonds In Prince Charles Mountains?

Could Antarctica have hit the jackpot in the sparkling and expensive type of ice? It might just be diamonds – scientists discovered kimberlight rocks which have been known to contain diamonds in the frozen Prince Charles mountains. “Kimberlites are a …

View Ice Shelf Break Up In Google Earth

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) released images earlier this week showing a large portion of the Wilkins Ice Shelf in Antarctica, 13,680 sq. km in size (5,282 sq. miles) began to break up at the end of the Antarctic summer.