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Google Street View Brings Antarctica To A Computer Near You
2012-07-18 09:39:06

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yesterday was the 110th anniversary of the invention of the air conditioner, so why not keep on a cool theme during the dog days of summer with a virtual trip to Antarctica? Thanks to Internet search giant Google´s controversial Street View imaging system you can now take a virtual tour of the vast icy, desolate landscape right on your desktop. While Google first included imagery from the South Pole in its 2010 Street View...

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2012-06-12 06:44:37

China announced on Monday that its Jiaolong deep-sea submersible is now ready to attempt the country´s first 23,000 feet (7,000 meters) manned dive. The three-man submersible vessel is being carried by the Xiangyanghong 09 ship, which arrived at the designated dive area of the Mariana Trench -- the deepest spot on Earth -- on Monday morning, according to China´s official Xinhua news agency. Depending on local weather and sea conditions, the Jiaolong will dive six times --...

Was The Dead Sea Once, In Fact, Dead?
2012-04-12 05:14:15

As towns and villages continue to use its run-off water, levels of the Dead Sea have continually been dropping for the past few years. However, according to new research, this may not be the only time the Dead Sea has shrunk, even without our help. In fact, it may have dried up almost entirely more than 100,000 years ago. Such a finding is troublesome for researcher Steven Goldstein, professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, reports Stephanie Pappas for...

2012-03-26 23:01:24

RoadFish.com men´s lifestyle and finance magazine congratulates James Cameron on his solo dive to the deepest depths of the ocean, the first time in history such a feat has been accomplished New York, NY (PRWEB) March 26, 2012 RoadFish.com men´s lifestyle and finance magazine today praised Hollywood director James Cameron for his latest undertaking: not a top-grossing film, but a solo dive into the 7-mile deep Mariana Trench. Cameron is only the third human being ever to reach...

Into The Deep: James Cameron Goes All The Way
2012-03-26 12:39:35

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com Famed “Titanic” director James Cameron made history on March 25, 2012 when he became the first person to make a solo dive to the deepest point on Earth aboard the Deepsea Challenger submersible. The “vertical torpedo” dive, which took Cameron to the bottom of the Mariana Trench (35,756 feet down) in the Pacific Ocean, took roughly 2 hours and 36 minutes, where he was all alone in a deep, dark, cold alien world, much like Ed...

James Cameron Going Deep
2012-03-09 13:56:37

Peter Suciu for Redorbit.com Director James Cameron certainly knows a thing or two about working underwater. For his 1997 film Titanic, which won an Academy Award for best picture, he actually headed to the watery grave of the infamous ocean liner. The ship, which sank nearly 100 years ago on its maiden voyage, has become a thing of legend, and now Cameron looks to go even deeper and explore the Mariana Trench´s Challenger Deep. This past Wednesday the self-proclaimed “King...


Latest Extreme points of Earth Reference Libraries

Antarctica
2013-02-18 10:15:24

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...

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2009-05-14 17:45:56

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
2004-10-19 04:45:44

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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