Antarctica

Find out everything there is to know about Antarctica and stay updated on the latest Antarctica news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and Antarctica pictures at LiveScience.com. Learn more about this fascinating continent as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about Antarctica.
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Melting, Not Meteorite, Caused East Antarctica Crater
Antarctica crater
January 23rd, 2015
A mysterious crater discovered in East Antarctica last month likely formed beneath a meltwater lake, not because of a meteorite impact, researchers now think.
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Life on the Edge: Photos from Drilling the Ross Ice Shelf
WISSARD amphipod
January 22nd, 2015
Photos of fish, amphipods and other creatures living under Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf.
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Underwater Drones Map Algae Beneath Antarctic Ice
Algae growing on the underside of sea ice play an important role in the Antarctic food chain.
January 13th, 2015
Researchers are using drones to map the algae that grows on the underside of sea ice in the Antarctic.
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Melting Glaciers Pose a Carbon Menace
Tibet glacier
January 21st, 2015
Melting glaciers pose another threat beyond sea level rise. They will dump massive amounts of organic carbon into the world's oceans, altering ecosystems.
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Did Meteorite Carve Icy Antarctic Crater?
Antarctica meteorite impact site
January 9th, 2015
Researchers in remote East Antarctica think a massive area of fractured ice discovered last month could be a newfound meteorite impact crater.
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Do Weddell Seals Have Mammal 'GPS'? (Gallery)
A Weddell seal sports a video data recorder that scientists use to create a three-dimensional map of its movement in the water as it hunts for prey. Researchers hope to learn more about their hunting behavior during late-winter darkness and how the seals
December 22nd, 2014
Weddell seals have an amazing ability to dive deep and swim far for food, but how do they find their way back?
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Surprise! Fish Lurk in Antarctica's Dark Underworld
Ross Ice Shelf fish
January 22nd, 2015
Researchers were startled to find fish, crustaceans and jellyfish hidden beneath the Ross Ice Shelf, in one of the world's most extreme ecosystems.
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