Tag: antarctica

Mar 26, 2017

Boaty McBoatface Just Set Off On Its Antarctic Adventure

Boaty McBoatface Just Set Off On Its Antarctic Adventure

Last year the UK gov launched an online contest for the public to name its new polar research ship. Boaty McBoatface won in a landslide but

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Jan 8, 2016

Who Actually Owns Antarctica?

Who Actually Owns Antarctica?

CGP Grey, the Internet’s Superhero Explainer of all things interesting, delves into the touchy subject of Antarctica, ownership and what happens in 2040

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Sep 15, 2015

Picture of the Day: The Flying Emperor

Picture of the Day: The Flying Emperor

An emperor penguin lands with style in Antarctica. Photograph by Christopher Michel.

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Jun 20, 2015

Picture of the Day: Portraits in Antarctica

Picture of the Day: Portraits in Antarctica

In this portrait by Lars Focke, we get a sense of the stark white landscape of Antarctica. Can anyone find the horizon line in this image?

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Apr 28, 2015

A Jaw Dropping Drone Tour of the World’s Most Remote Continent

A Jaw Dropping Drone Tour of the World’s Most Remote Continent

A beautiful tour of the world’s coldest, driest and windiest continent. 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages 1.9 km in thickness and there are no permanent human residents. The movie was shot and edited by Kalle Ljung during a 20 day trip to Antarctica from December 2014 to January 2015. Ljung…

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Mar 26, 2014

Rare Portraits of Roald Amundsen. The First Person to Reach the South Pole

Rare Portraits of Roald Amundsen. The First Person to Reach the South Pole

Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (16 July 1872 – c. 18 June 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition (1910-12) to become the first men to reach the South Pole in December 1911. In 1926, he was the first expedition leader to be recognized without dispute as having reached…

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Feb 6, 2014

Exploring Antarctica with Google Street View

Exploring Antarctica with Google Street View

In their ongoing quest to map the world, Google Street View has documented over 5 million miles (8.05 million km) of the globe in over 50 countries on 7 continents. In their Street View Collections series, Google has also ventured off the beaten path to explore unique destinations around the world such as: The…

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