As sea ice melts, Antarctica may get more sensitive to astronomical cycles.
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Scientists drilled through some 3,500 feet of ice to study this hidden Antarctic lake. They found it is teeming with life.
Researchers thought there were large lakes under East Antarctica's Recovery Glacier. Now they can't find them.
NASA went back and looked at how that weirdly square iceberg formed. What they found surprised them.
However, tension at the isolated research station did erupt in violence, landing one man in the hospital and the other in police custody.
An enormous iceberg about five times the size of Manhattan broke off Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier yesterday (Oct. 29), a mere month after a crack first appeared, satellite imagery shows.
A NASA scientist actually spotted two sharp-cornered icebergs during a recent research flight over Antarctica.