A newly discovered long and craggy rift is splintering across West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, satellite images show.
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Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, and driest continent. Because so little moisture falls as rain or snow, Antarctica is classified as a desert.
Scientists may finally have an explanation for the mysterious ripples skating high above Antarctica.
An entire year has passed since a Delaware-size iceberg broke away, in dramatic fashion, from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica. But it hasn't traveled far.
A solar eclipse is scheduled for Friday the 13th, but most skywatchers will be unlucky without doing a bit of traveling.
Antarctica's iceberg B-15 will finally melt in the South Atlantic Ocean. Farewell, friend. It's been a crazy, 18-year ride.
A team of scientists spent months flying around East Antarctica to prove that the frozen continent really does have earthquakes.
Scientists have found huge valleys linking the smaller West Antarctic Ice Sheet to the massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet, hidden deep under the ice.
Llanocetus denticrenatus lived about 34 million years ago. It was big. It was an early ancestor of modern humpbacks and blue whales. And it had teeth.