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Scientists studying the world's most enigmatic lake have only 165 feet left to drill as time is running out.
An Indian mission leader said Saturday that the country will have its first scientific expedition to the South Pole on Monday to analyze environmental changes in the frozen continent over the past 1,000 years.
Gravity field satellites observe for the first time the fluctuations of ice mass of the Antarctic ice sheet due to El Nino.
Russiaâ€™s prime minister said Thursday that the Arctic Circle must remain a â€œzone of peaceâ€ as Russia and its polar neighbors rush to stake their claims on the regionâ€™s energy-rich seabed.
North America, Europe and eastern Asia could see more cold, moist and snowy winters much like the one that just passed, according to one top scientist.
Iconic dome at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station successfully deconstructed; sections may be reassembled at new Navy museum.
A Stockholm research institute said Monday that China has started exploring how to reap economic and strategic benefits from the ice melting at the Arctic due to global warming.
Related book signing, films, and Family Day mark Polar exploration and historic snowfall WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, February 19, the National Archives will open a Polar Exploration addition to the Public Vaults permanent exhibition.
STATE-OF-THE-ART COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS TO BE PART OF THE ADVENTURE OTTAWA, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ - Their lives exist around doing what seems impossible to others.
Antarctica is the Earths southernmost continent; it contains the geographic South Pole. It’s situated in the Antarctic area of the Southern Hemisphere, almost completely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is bordered by the Southern Ocean. It’s the fifth-largest continent at 5.4 million sq miles. On average, it is the driest, coldest, and windiest continent as well as having the highest average elevation of all the continents. Considered a desert, the annual precipitation is only 8...
The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is a U.S. research facility based at the South Pole, in Antarctica. It is the southernmost continually inhabited place on the planet. Its name honors Roald Amundsen who reached the South Pole in December 1911, and Robert F. Scott who reached the South Pole in January 1912. The station was constructed in 1956 to support the International Geophysical Year in 1957. It has been continuously occupied since then. It currently lies within 330 feet of the...
Arctic Circle -- The Arctic (Land of the Midnight Sun) is the area around the earth's North Pole while antarctic is in South Pole. It includes parts of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Lapland and Svalbard as well as the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Everything north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south of this circle is the Northern Temperate Zone. This is the parallel of...
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