Latest Taylor Glacier Stories
Antarctica may not be the frozen wasteland many people imagine. Helicopters carrying a novel airborne electromagnetic mapping sensor system, known as SkyTEM, have discovered hidden interconnected lakes underneath its dry valleys. This is the first time SkyTEM, developed at the University of Aarhus in Denmark, has been deployed in Antarctica.
A team of scientists has recently developed a new technique, described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, to confirm the age of a 120,000-year-old sample of Antarctic Ice.
Scientists have once again found cause to marvel at the brilliant tenacity of life.
U.S.-led scientists have found that an ecosystem below an Antarctic glacier has survived millions of years by using sulfur and iron compounds for growth. Co-led by Montana State University Professor John Priscu and Jill Mikucki of Dartmouth College, the scientists said the ecosystem lives without light or oxygen in a pool of brine trapped below Taylor Glacier, next to frozen Lake Bonney in eastern Antarctica. Priscu said the ecosystem contains a diversity of bacteria that thrive in cold,...
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