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Posts tagged Antarctica

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

 

snow

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.

January 2, 2007

 

Sooty Shearwaters flying over the water's surface.

The Longest Migration On Record: Sooty Shearwaters

You probably haven't heard of the Sooty Shearwater. This creature can travel 40,000 miles in just 200 days, which is the longest migration we have on record.

November 19, 2004

 

Ocean’s Most Wanted

They might seem innocent and lovely in your aquarium, but released into the wild, your plants and fish can knock aquatic ecosystems right out of balance.

July 22, 2004

 

Organic Pollutants

Think you're safe eating organic? Learn about persistent organic pollutants on this Moment of Science.

December 11, 2003

 

What’s a Fly Doing in Antarctica?

What's a fly doing in Antarctica? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Coldest Spot on Earth?

Ever wonder what the coldest spot on earth is? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Coldest Spot in the World

"The Coldest Spot in the World", on this Moment of Science.

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