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Icebound Russian Ship Set to be Rescued by Saturday 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? 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.