antarctica

Another Giant Antarctic Iceberg Breaks Free

On May 20th, 2024, an iceberg measuring 380 square kilometers (~147 mi2) broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica.…

3 weeks ago

How Warm Are the Oceans on the Icy Moons? The Ice Thickness Provides a Clue.

Scientists are discovering that more and more Solar System objects have warm oceans under icy shells. The moons Enceladus and…

3 months ago

Mini-Subs Could One Day Ply the Seas Under Europa’s Ice

The most promising places to look for life in the Solar System are in the ocean moons Europa and Enceladus.…

9 months ago

IceCube-Gen2: 8 Cubic Kilometers of Ice, 5 Times the Sensitivity

The IceCube Neutrino Detector is an observatory unlike any other. Using sensors embedded inside a square kilometer chuck of Antarctic…

10 months ago

Scientists in Antarctica Have Access to Starlink Now. It’s Available on 7 Continents

SpaceX’s Starlink service is now available in Antarctica, according to a tweet from the National Science Foundation on the morning…

2 years ago

This is What a Robotic Explorer Might See When it Reaches Europa’s Oceans

For decades, evidence has been mounting that beneath the icy crust of Jupiter’s moon Europa, a vast ocean exists that…

2 years ago

Antarctica Lost an Ice Shelf, but Gained an Island

Collapsing ice shelves on the eastern coast of Antarctica has revealed something never seen before: a landform that might be…

2 years ago

Simulation Predicts Where to Find 300,000 Meteorites Hidden in Antarctica

Although meteorites are known to fall all over the world, the environment and unique processes in Antarctica make them somewhat…

2 years ago

100-meter Asteroid Created a Strange Impact Event in Antarctica 430,000 Years Ago

The effects of ancient asteroid impacts on Earth are still evident from the variety of impact craters across our planet.…

3 years ago

Another Big Iceberg Just Broke off from Antarctica

The ESA's Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite recently spotted an iceberg the size of New York City breaking off the Brunt Ice…

3 years ago