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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.
Evidence from the Challenger Deep â€“ the deepest surveyed point in the world's oceans â€“ suggests that tiny single-celled creatures called foraminifera living at extreme depths of more than ten kilometers build their homes using material that sinks down from near the ocean surface.
Special programs, films, Family Day, and more mark new addition to Public Vaults WASHINGTON, Jan.
The 40,000 'eco-tourists' who visit the South Pole every year cause enormous greenhouse gas emissions.
Polar shipping routes have finally been unblocked, thanks to the virtual disappearance of the multiyear ice spanning the Arctic Ocean, according to an Arctic expert.
In an annual update on the condition of the planetâ€™s Arctic zones, Richard Spinrad, chief of research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, warned that the affects of global warming may be wreaking havoc on the planetâ€™s built-in thermostat.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In an industry first, Crystal Cruises is offering just six intrepid holiday travelers a new two-day excursion to the windiest, coldest and least populated continent on the planet.
Lakes in Antarctica, concealed under miles of ice, require scientists to come up with creative ways to identify and analyze these hidden features.
SEATTLE, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- After eight weeks at sea following its departure on May 31 from Seattle, the crew of Ocean Watch - the 64-foot steel-hulled sailboat - representing the 13 month- long Around the Americas expedition has turned east into the ice-filled Northwest Passage after travelling a predominently northerly course.
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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