NASA Rover GROVER, which stands for both Greenland Rover and Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research, is on its way to Greenland for over a month of testing on the ice-covered environment.
An international team of scientists analyzing data from NASA’s Kepler mission, has announced the discovery of the first small, potentially rocky planets. Named Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f, orbiting in the Habitable Zone of Kepler-62 star, that is slightly smaller and cooler than our own Sun. Image © David A. Aguilar (CfA)
A flight over the stunning landscape of eastern Greenland‘s Geikie Peninsula and a survey of a Canadian ice cap. IceBridge closed out the fourth week of its Arctic campaign. Soon the mission will return to Thule to finish up Arctic flights for 2013. The image captures ice-covered fjord on Baffin Island with Davis Strait in the background. Image © NASA/Michael Studinger
IceBridge, a six-year NASA mission, is the largest airborne survey of Earth’s polar ice ever flown. It will yield an unprecedented 3D view of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice. Image © NASA/Goddard/Michael Studinger
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.
The new world record for fastest car on ice was achieved by Audi RS6 and Nokian Tyres (Hakkapeliitta 8 winter tire), inventor of the winter tyre, when test driver Janne Laitinen drove at a speed of 335.713 kilometres per hour (208.602 mph) on the ice of the Gulf of Bothnia in freezing winter weather.
The Polar Umbrella Buoyant Skyscraper Protects and Regenerates the Polar Ice Caps by Derek Pirozzi, United States, won the first place at the evolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition.