Tag: antarctica

March 7, 2018 at 1:59 pm

Dropping Ice Down a 90m Borehole in Antarctica Makes a Very Unexpected Sound

Dropping Ice Down a 90m Borehole in Antarctica Makes a Very Unexpected Sound

Is there a sound effects guy down there?

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March 26, 2017 at 9:43 am

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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January 8, 2016 at 12:21 am

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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September 15, 2015 at 6:49 pm

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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June 20, 2015 at 9:49 am

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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April 28, 2015 at 4:42 pm

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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March 26, 2014 at 4:37 pm

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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February 6, 2014 at 1:25 pm

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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January 6, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Team Discovers Lost Set of Photos from 100-year-old Antarctic Expedition

Team Discovers Lost Set of Photos from 100-year-old Antarctic Expedition

Photograph via Antarctic Heritage Trust nzaht.org | Press Release | Facebook Photographic negatives left a century ago in Captain Scott’s last expedition base at Cape Evans have been discovered and conserved by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust. The negatives were found in expedition photographer Herbert Ponting’s darkroom and have been painstakingly conserved revealing never…

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December 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm

This Image Really Puts the Size of Antarctica Into Perspective

This Image Really Puts the Size of Antarctica Into Perspective

Image by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Seen above is a view of the Earth on September 21, 2005 with the full Antarctic region visible. The composite image shows the sea ice on September 21, 2005, the date at which the sea ice was at its minimum extent in the northern hemisphere. The colour of…

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