Explore Antarctic Extremes
Dispatches from Antarctica: Pupping Season for Weddell Seals
The NOVA team in Antarctica visits Big Razorback Island, where a colony of playful seals give them an unforgettable experience.
This Canadian Cave Has Been Frozen Since the Last Ice Age
Explore this spectacular, icy cave.
Dispatches from Antarctica: Part 1
Members of the NOVA team are headed to Antarctica to report on science research at the bottom of the Earth. Here's their first dispatch.
Dispatches from Antarctica: Penguin Day
The NOVA team's attempt to film a penguin colony didn't quite go according to plan.
Dispatches from Antarctica: Camp Bonney
The NOVA team explores one of the most perplexing formations in the Antarctica Dry Valleys: Blood Falls.
Dispatches from Antarctica: Mt. Erebus, the Most Polar Extreme
Beneath the frozen Antarctic ice, Earth’s plate tectonic machinery roars. Mt. Erebus, the southernmost active volcano in the world, is a window into this internal machinery.
What if Carbon Left Your Tailpipe as Solid Chunks?
Together, all the cars on Earth would leave quite the pile of carbon behind—every day.
Dispatches from Antarctica: Part 2
Members of the NOVA team are headed to Antarctica to report on science research at the bottom of the Earth. Here's their second dispatch.
Dispatches from Antarctica: Forever Changed by the Ice
Coming back from Earth’s southernmost continent is just as disorienting as going there.
Scientists find warm water beneath Antarctica’s most at-risk glacier
Thwaites Glacier is melting fast. But to understand how climate change is driving its decline, scientists need to send instruments through 2,000 feet of ice into the water below.
Join scientists on a quest to discover what Earth’s climate was like in the past — and where we might be headed.
Dispatches from Antarctica: A Windy, Alien Terrain
As the C-17 plane door opened, NOVA’s science editor looked upon what looked like a painting of a faraway planet.
Dispatches from Antarctica: A New Reality
Unpredictable weather and old-school internet create out of the ordinary conditions for living and research.
Paleontologist Kirk Johnson explores the dynamic history—and future—of ice at the poles.