Antarctica

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Southern Lights Shimmer in Antarctica's Night Sky (Photo)
June 30th, 2015
A dark, moonless sky is awash in light radiating from an aurora over Antarctica in a new image released by NASA.
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Million-Year-Old Bubbles Reveal Antarctica's Oldest Climate Snapshot
Antarctica
May 11th, 2015
Timeworn Antarctica ice suggests a strong link between carbon dioxide levels and glacial cycles for the past million years.
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Why Are Some Glaciers Blue?
sea ice
May 30th, 2015
Blue-ice areas are patches of ice where wind and evaporation have scoured glaciers clean of snow.
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Antarctic Ice Shelf in Last Throes of Collapse
icebergs
May 15th, 2015
A vast Antarctica ice shelf that partly collapsed in 2002 has only a few years left before it fully disappears.
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Penguins Use Poop to Melt Ice, Make Baby Nurseries (Video)
Gentoo penguins use their dark guano to melt snow on the Antarctic Peninsula.
May 1st, 2015
Gentoo penguins seem to gather in colonies, and their large piles of poop help melt the snow and provide "nurseries" for their young.
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Source of Antarctica's Eerie 'Bleeding Glacier' Found
Blood Falls, Antarctica
April 28th, 2015
Underneath Antarctica's Dry Valleys lies a vast and ancient network of salty, liquid water filled with life, a new study finds.
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Sudden and Rapid Ice Loss Discovered in Antarctica
glacier
May 21st, 2015
Massive glaciers in the southern Antarctic Peninsula suddenly started to crumble and melt in 2009.
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Antarctica's Ice Attacked from Above and Below
Larsen C ice shelf
May 12th, 2015
The remaining Larsen C ice shelf is melting from more than just toasty air. The Larsen C is also disappearing due to warming in the ocean.
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