antarctica

An Iceberg the Size of South Georgia Island is on a Collision Course with… South Georgia Island

Back in July 2017, satellites watched as an enormous iceberg broke free from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf on the…

3 years ago

Antarctica Is the Best Place On Earth for a Telescope, Is Also the Hardest Place to Put a Telescope

Twinkling stars might make for spectacular viewing on a hot summer’s night, but they are an absolute nightmare to astronomers.…

4 years ago

The Coast of Antarctica is Starting to Turn Green

The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of Antarctica, and has the mildest climate on the continent. In January, the…

4 years ago

Balloon-Based Cosmic Ray Observatory is Now on its Second Trip Around Antarctica

The SuperTIGER-2 flight just completed its second tour around Antarctica in its mission to determine the origin and nature of…

4 years ago

Aquatic Rover Drives on the Underside of the Ice in Antarctica

Not all rovers are designed to roam around on the surface of other worlds like Mars. One rover, at least,…

4 years ago

Astronomers Find a Chunk of a Comet Inside a Meteorite

The early days of the Solar System are hard to piece together from our vantage point, billions of years after…

5 years ago

Antarctica is About to Unleash an Iceberg Twice the Size of New York City

An ice shelf in Antarctica is about to give birth to a baby. This baby is a giant, spawned by…

5 years ago

This is Ice in Antarctica, Flowing in Slow Motion Like Water Going Through River Rapids

As part of their ninth year monitoring the Antarctic peninsula, Operation IceBridge recently flew above the ice sheet and took…

6 years ago

Antarctica has a Huge Mantle Plume Beneath it, Which Might Explain Why its Ice Sheet is so Unstable

A new study led by researchers from NASA JPL has provided compelling evidence for the existence of a mantle plume…

6 years ago