May 9, 2013
The remote Antarctic research station Concordia witnessed its last sunset for over three months last Sunday. From here on they will work and live under artificial lighting as they survive and conduct research at the remotest base on Earth. Image © IPEV/PNRA–A. Litterio
May 7, 2013
Time-lapse of the icebreaker, the Nathaniel B. Palmer, by Cassandra Brooks traveling through the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Two months of sequences, condensed into less than five minutes, with a surprise at the end. Enjoy the video!
March 20, 2013
For the exploration of our planet and of others, researchers sent a probe under the Antarctic ice in January 2013. For nearly a decade, engineers have crafted various tools and methods to see what lurks below the thick ice sheets of Antarctica, Greenland, and other ice-covered landscapes.
March 12, 2013
Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey along with a host of international collaborators, have been working to present the most detailed map yet of Antarctica’s landmass, the Bedmap2. In addition, the map allows scientists to analyze, in much greater detail, the bed below the Antarctic ice sheet. A different view: Antarctica without the ice. Image © British Antarctic Survey
March 8, 2013
A team of scientists at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica has recently discovered a 18kg meteorite, embedded in the East Antarctic ice sheet.
February 18, 2013
The primary South Pole operations Traverse (SPoT) spent nearly 100 days away from McMurdo Station during the 2012-13 season, traveling more than 3,500 miles across the Ross Ice Shelf and East Antarctica. A windy day blows snow across the tractor train as it climbs the Leverett Glacier to the polar plateau. Image © Ryan Wallace
February 6, 2013
The Lotus concept ice vehicle engineered by the Lotus team, is coming back from testing in Sweden as filmed by Andrew Regan. The CIV – Concept Ice Vehicle, will form a part of the Moon Regan TransAntarctic Expedition to Antarctica.
February 5, 2013
The Halley VI Antarctic research station, is the competition-winning design by Hugh Broughton Architects and AECOM, located on the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica, can walk over the ice.
January 21, 2013
The new South Pole Marker in Antarctica, has been revealed and set in place, and honors planets, Pluto and Niel Armstrong. The new marker shows the position of the planets as viewed from the Pole on January 1, 2013. Image © Jeffrey Donenfeld
January 3, 2013
The coldest place on Earth recorded at the Vostok research station in Antarctica on July 21, 1983 (winter in South Pole). Temperatures dropped to astonishing -89.2oC (-128.6oF)! Lake Vostok composite image – image NASA