The discovery of groundwater in this area may offer a glimpse into past climactic events on Antarctica, as well as clues about the potential for life on other planets. Continue reading
Scientists have discovered a new, low-stress way to study penguins:send undercover rovers dressed as their babies.
A study released by NASA and others offers the most definitive evidence that parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica are melting and the damage is irreversible. The collapse will take more than a century, and the melting will lead to rising sea levels. Judy Woodruff talks to Thomas Wagner of NASA, one of the team’s lead members, about the larger consequences of these projections. Continue reading
A moss plant that spent around 1,600 years under Antarctic ice has been revived by scientists and is growing anew in a case of “unprecedented millennial-scale survival.”
Scientists discovered many new species on the floor of the Southern Ocean near Antarctica — something they’re describing as a “riot of life.” Jeffrey Brown speaks with former oceanographer Mark Schrope about the newest known species of sea life found around hydrothermal vents. Continue reading
A period of intensive study of the Earth’s polar caps, called the International Polar Year, ended in March, leaving researchers with a bounty of data to sort through to help inform the next generation of polar research. Continue reading