The team led by two NASA scientists will begin their two- to three-week traverse in an arc around the South Pole on December 21, NASA said.
In late 2013, a Russian ship carrying 74 scientists, passengers and crew became trapped in Antarctica.Sep 27, 2017, 18:37 PM IST
Evidence of these changes is found in many parts of the Southern Hemisphere and in different paleoclimate archives, but what prompted these changes has remained largely unexplained.Sep 06, 2017, 11:57 AM IST
Trillion tonne iceberg that broke off the Larsen C ice shelf is drifting out to sea; new cracks spotted!
The iceberg, dubbed A68, is already shifting shape along with the remaining Larsen C ice shelf itself.Jul 21, 2017, 12:23 PM IST
The Antarctic ice shelf, Larsen C, was actually made up of three ice shelves named Larsen A, Larsen B and Larsen C.Dec 05, 2016, 22:38 PM IST
Last year, American space agency NASA had released a shocking statement saying that ice in the Antarctic was actually increasing, as compared to the decreasing levels in the Arctic.Nov 27, 2016, 03:20 AM IST
Some models had shown that at the current rate, the Antarctic ice-sheet might reach a critical tipping point and start destabilising very quickly which had happened before.Oct 21, 2016, 00:06 AM IST
The study, led by a team from the University of Melbourne, found significant amounts of methylmercury, an especially dangerous strain of mercury, in the Southern Ocean, Xinhua news agency reported.
The revelation led to many people wondering about the reason for the phenomenon and also sent scientists and researchers into a tizzy to find its cause.May 22, 2016, 22:44 PM IST
According to the analysis of satellite data, the Antarctic ice sheet showed a net gain of 112 billion tonnes of ice a year from 1992 to 2001.Nov 02, 2015, 10:55 AM IST
A sudden increase in ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica is causing small changes in the gravity field of the Earth, says a team of scientists.May 25, 2015, 15:21 PM IST
A global warming expert has made shocking revelations that the north and south poles are "not melting".Dec 26, 2014, 17:49 PM IST
A new analysis of the oldest meteorite from Mars suggests that early Martian landscape had water, but instead of vast oceans the red planet probably held smaller seas.Dec 24, 2014, 19:14 PM IST
A new study has revealed that Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica may set off steep 3-4 meter rise in global sea level.Oct 04, 2014, 21:31 PM IST
A lake that has not seen sunlight or felt a breath of wind for millions of years beneath the Antarctic ice is brimming with life and active ecosystem, reveal findings of a massive US expedition.Aug 21, 2014, 21:12 PM IST
The Antarctic midge - a small, wingless fly - with only 99 million base pairs of nucleotides has the smallest insect genome ever sequenced, scientists say.Aug 13, 2014, 14:10 PM IST
Scientists have identified regions in Antarctica that they claim stores data about Earth`s climate and greenhouse gases extending as far back as 1.5 million years.Nov 06, 2013, 15:17 PM IST
Scientists have discovered 250 meter ice channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica.Oct 07, 2013, 12:31 PM IST
For the first time, scientists have discovered that Antarctica`s massive ice sheet is hiding an estuary, where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean.Sep 23, 2013, 14:31 PM IST
A new study has found that ocean waters melting the undersides of Antarctic ice shelves are responsible for most of the continent`s ice shelf mass loss.Jun 14, 2013, 10:45 AM IST