Antarctica

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Antarctic Architecture? (Gallery)
Perspective rendering of Vent
February 12th, 2015
If you overnight on an ice sheet, consider getting one of these.
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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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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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Fate of Earth’s Ice Comes Further Into Focus
Antarctica's Twaites Glacier, climate change, ice melt
December 29th, 2014
The melting of Earth's polar ice came into starker relief in 2014, with real implications for sea level rise.
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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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