When you imagine an Antarctic glacier melting, you probably envision great walls of ice avalanching into the ocean. This is certainly happening — but it's only half the story.
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For some NASA scientists, the extreme environments they study aren't on a distant planet or moon — they're right here on Earth.
A popular YouTube channel is trying to convince viewers that photos of an avalanche on an island near Antarctica depict an alien spaceship crash site.
Scientists on their way to investigate a mysterious region of Antarctica’s seafloor, hidden by thick ice for 120,000 years, have run into an obstacle: too much ice.
Iceberg A-68, which broke off from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, takes center stage in newly released footage.
NASA's Operation IceBridge continues to snap gorgeous images of the planet's chilly bottom, revealing the beauty and dynamics of Antarctica's expansive ice.
Scientists searching for ghostly subatomic particles called neutrinos from cosmic sources made an important stride in understanding how to catch these slippery specters.
Climate change may be leading to shifts in the communities of sea life beneath an Antarctic ice shelf.
A massive magma plume is surging against the crust beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, but that isn't why the ice is melting.
A mobile British research station in Antarctica will close for the winter, threatened by cracks in an ice shelf.
Scientists will spend six weeks diving beneath the Ross Ice Shelf, exploring how climate change affects marine biodiversity while documenting their work through social media and in 360-degree video.
These upside-down canyons could contribute to the melt and collapse of Antarctica's floating expanses of ice.
A giant iceberg that broke away from an ice shelf in the Antarctic Peninsula in July is slowly revealing a vast undersea ecosystem that has been hidden for thousands of years.