Antarctic

Giant Trench under Antarctic Ice

Giant Trench under Antarctic Ice

Researchers have discovered a giant trench, deeper than the Grand Canyon, buried beneath the Antarctic ice.    Newcastle University

By |January 16, 2014|Natural phenomena|

Antarctic rescue of Akademik Shokalskiy ship completed

Antarctic rescue of Akademik Shokalskiy ship

The 52 passangers from the Akademik Shokalskiy, the ship that had been trapped in Antarctic ice for nearly 10 days, have now been rescued.   Image © Andrew Peacock

By |January 3, 2014|Aquatic, Boats|

Why Penguins move like cars in traffic?

Why Penguins move like cars in traffic

During the period of the Antarctic winter, in order to survive the frigid conditions, the male penguins huddle together in large groups and they move like cars in traffic.    Watch the video…

By |December 18, 2013|Animals|

Ozone hole is not yet in recovery

Ozone hole is not yet in recovery 1

The Antarctic ozone hole has stabilized but has not begun to recover, twenty years after Montreal Protocol limited emissions of ozone-destroying chemicals.

Stellar Axis aligns 99 spheres to stars in the Antarctic sky

Stellar Axis aligns 99 spheres to stars in the Antarctic sky (5)

The global installation ‘Stellar Axis’ aligns 99 blue spheres to stars in the Antarctic sky, near the South pole, by California-based artist Lita Albuquerque.

By |December 8, 2013|Modern Art|

Wonders in the Antarctic Sea and Sky

Wonders in the Antarctic Sea and Sky 2

Lenticular clouds are a type of wave cloud. They usually form when a layer of air near the surface encounters a topographic barrier, gets pushed upward, and flows over it as a series of atmospheric gravity waves.   Image © Michael Studinger. Caption by Adam Voiland

Neutrino Detection leads to a new Picture of the Universe

Neutrino Detection leads to a new Picture of the Universe

The IceCube neutrino observatory, a special made telescope buried at the South Pol, has just detected extremely high-energy neutrinos. The elementary particles that originate outside our solar system.

By |November 26, 2013|Physics|

Research Stations at the End of the World

Research Stations at the End of the World 1

These are some of the Research Stations, the habitable structures, at the End of the world, specially built to sustain the extreme climate conditions of South and North Poles.    Halley VI Research Station: Ice Lab commissioned by British Council and curated by The Arts Catalyst.  A. Dubber, British Antarctic Survey (Photo: A. Dubber)

By |September 13, 2013|Architecture|

Amazing Aerial Tour of the Arctic

Amazing Aerial Tour of the Arctic 2

IceBridge, a six-year NASA mission, is the largest airborne survey of Earth’s polar ice ever flown. It will yield an unprecedented three-dimensional view of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice.   Have a look at the amazing aerial tour of the Arctic…

By |August 22, 2013|Aviation|

The Bedrock Beneath Antarctica

The Bedrock Beneath Antarctica

In this video scientists strip away Antarctic ice to reveal a new, and much more detailed map of the bedrock below. The biggest ice sheet in our planet uncovered and our understanding of what lies beneath, has taken another leap forward.    Check out the video…  

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