In this collection of our favorite recent shots of Earth: The Southwest heats up, Louisiana gains ground and we get a bird's eye view of the Sydney Opera house. Plus: A 44-square-mile chunk of ice makes a break for it off East Antarctica.
Lake Vostok may be a treasure trove of extremophiles -- organisms which have evolved to live in the harshest, most inhospitable conditions. Continue reading →
A mysterious crater discovered in East Antarctica last month likely formed beneath a leaky meltwater lake.
Researchers in remote East Antarctica think a massive area of fractured ice discovered last month could be a newfound meteorite impact crater.
Not only is the amount of Antarctic sea ice increasing each year, but the ice is also much thicker than previously thought.
Scientists suspect Antarctica's shrinking glaciers are melting from the bottom up, and a fleet of robot ocean gliders may help explain why.
Australia said Monday it was hopeful of winning support for its plan to create a vast marine reserve off Antarctica, after revising the proposal to make it smaller.
Rapid ice loss from West Antarctica's ice sheet caused a slight dip in the Earth's gravitational field over the region. Continue reading →
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