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Posts tagged Antarctica

November 16, 2015



Probing Through the Ice: From Antarctica To Europa

Europa, Jupiter's moon, has water that may support life. The only problem is it's buried under a thick layer of ice.

June 9, 2015


lego figure laughing

No Laughing Matter

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is reaching dangerously high levels in the atmosphere due to global warming.

May 5, 2015


ice sheet in Antarctica

Hidden Antarctic Ecosystems

Scientists discover thriving ecosystem underneath Antarctica's ice sheet.

February 17, 2015


ozone hole

Ozone Layer Recovering

We're finally starting to see positive results from environmental efforts to protect the Ozone Layer.

January 19, 2015


liquid nitrogen valve

The Coldest Spot on Earth, Take 2

Thanks to human ingenuity, things get even more bitterly cold!

January 16, 2015


mountains and glaciers

The Coldest Spot on Earth?

Antarctica takes the cake for coldest place on Earth.

January 13, 2011


A look at Lake Vostok's ice sheet

14 Million Years Old And Sealed Off From The World… Until Now

Russian scientists are eagerly waiting to explore Lake Vostok in Antarctica.

September 24, 2008



Cryptoendolith, Antarctica’s Tough Organism

How can an organism survive in Antarctica? What is a cryptoendolith?

March 25, 2008


Lake Erie frozen in the winter

Lakes Beneath the Ice

Did you know that there are huge, hidden lakes beneath the Antarctic ice sheets? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 13, 2007


Arctic at sunset

Clouds Shining in the Night

If you ever visit the Arctic, you might see some really cool, luminescent clouds high up in the atmosphere. Scientists call them night shining clouds.

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