If you want to know how beautiful Antarctica is, then take a look at this video shot by Enrico Sacchetti from a helicopter over Terra Nova Bay, at the Italian Mario Zucchelli Research Station.
Polar Star it’s not the largest or most powerful ice breaker (like Russia’s nuclear-powered NS Yamal), but with its 75,000 horsepower can crush a two story ice wall.
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
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
An iceberg, the size of Singapore, that was part of the Pine Island Glacier is now separating from the Antarctica continent, in this MODIS image taken by NASA’s Aqua satellite on Nov. 10, 2013. What appears to be a connection point on the top left portion of the iceberg is actually ice debris floating in the water. Image © NASA