The Polar Star, America's only active polar icebreaker, has been dispatched to Commonwealth Bay Antarctica to free a Russian ship stuck in the ice. How do these huge ships work?
A research vessel is stuck in ice off Antarctica, with 74 people aboard waiting to be rescued by Australian authorities.
The recent birth of one of Earth's largest icebergs is caught from space. Continue reading →
NASA's Operation IceBridge is officially underway in Antarctica and researchers completed the mission's first science flight earlier this week.
Tiny puffs of air from 1.5 million years ago may be locked inside bubbles in the ice nearly two miles beneath Antarctica's surface. Continue reading →
In a few weeks, NASA's Operation IceBridge will take to the skies for its first mission in Antarctica monitoring ice sheets, glaciers and sea ice.
The casualty list from the government shutdown earlier this month continues to grow for U.S. Antarctic science.
Shipwrecks are remarkably well preserved in the Antarctic, but dead whales tend to disappear there. Scientists have just found out why. Continue reading →
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