Antarctica

First US spring flight to Antarctica takes extra precautions to keep out coronavirus

Antarctica is the only continent without the virus, and there is a global effort to make sure incoming scientists and workers don't bring it with them.

Sep 14, 2020, 16:46 PM IST

Climate change turning Antarctica's snow green

Antarctica conjures images of an unbroken white wilderness but blooms of algae are giving parts of the frozen continent an increasingly green tinge.

May 22, 2020, 10:34 AM IST

What is Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) which found evidence of a parallel universe

In a significant breakthrough, a team of researchers have succeeded in finding  "a fountain of high-energy particles erupting from the ice" in Antarctica which according to the researchers could be proof of a parallel universe. ANITA succeeded in detecting the 'fountain' of high-energy particles in 2006 and 2014 but the researchers initially thought them as background noise or glitches.

May 21, 2020, 15:00 PM IST

Fountain of high-energy particles detected in Antarctica may be proof of a parallel universe: Study

A team of researchers have claimed that "a fountain of high-energy particles erupting from the ice" in Antarctica may be proof of a parallel universe.

May 20, 2020, 10:49 AM IST

Astounding images of blood-red snow in Antarctica go viral, Twitterati call it 'climate change sign'

A post read, "Snow has taken on a sinister-looking blood red colour at a Ukrainian research station due to a type of algae which contributes to climate change."

Feb 28, 2020, 16:46 PM IST

Antarctica hits temperature over 20 degrees for the first time

The news that the icy continent is now recording temperatures in the relatively balmy 20s is likely to further fuel fears about the warming of the planet.

Feb 14, 2020, 19:54 PM IST

Scientists drill record West Antarctic hole

The team has now drilled two holes, with the second completed on January 22, and plan to work on the ice until mid-February this year.

Jan 24, 2019, 18:11 PM IST

Antarctica melting away at alarming rate: Study

Ice loss in Antarctica has increased from 40 gigatonnes per year from 1979-90 all the way up to 252 gigatonnes per year from 2009-17, a 6-fold increase.

Jan 15, 2019, 10:15 AM IST

Telescope to detect cosmic X-rays launched from Antarctica

The prime observation target will be Vela X-1, a neutron star in binary orbit with a supergiant star.

Jan 03, 2019, 17:10 PM IST

France-sized Antarctic glacier has scientists concerned – Here's why

According to NASA monitoring, between 2002 and 2016, Antarctica lost 125 gigatonnes of ice per year, causing sea levels worldwide to rise by 0.35 millimeters annually.

Mar 20, 2018, 17:15 PM IST

Meet Mangala Mani, ISRO’s first woman scientist, who spend over 400-days in Antarctica

Mani was the only woman in a 23-member expedition team that went to India’s research station in the icy continent in Nov 2016.

Mar 18, 2018, 21:20 PM IST

Video: Curious Emperor Penguins pose for 'selfie' in Antarctica

Two emperor penguins captured a short video of themselves after coming across a camera in Antarctica.

Mar 09, 2018, 22:25 PM IST

Antarctica sea ice cover declines to second-lowest on record

Last year also saw near record-lows for the wintertime maximum sea ice cover, at 18.05 million square kilometers.

Mar 02, 2018, 17:18 PM IST

Scientists set to explore newly exposed Antarctic ecosystem

Marine biologist Katrin Linse from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) will be leading the mission.

Feb 14, 2018, 19:30 PM IST

Researchers discover 260 million-year-old fossil forests in Antarctica

During Antarctica's summer, scientists from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM) in the US climbed the McIntyre Promontory's frozen slopes in the Transantarctic Mountains.

Nov 12, 2017, 18:05 PM IST

Heat source under Antarctica responsible for melting ice sheet: NASA

The stability of an ice sheet is closely related to how much water lubricates it from below, allowing glaciers to slide more easily. 

Nov 08, 2017, 15:34 PM IST

Antarctic ice hits record low, scientists warn of rising risk for shipping

In late 2013, a Russian ship carrying 74 scientists, passengers and crew became trapped in Antarctica.

Sep 27, 2017, 18:37 PM IST

Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt climate changes

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

Rising ocean temperatures in Antarctica is affecting marine life – Read

The shallow waters on the West Antarctic Peninsula are reflecting the effects of warming and as per reports, an increase of just 1-2 degrees Celsius in temperature has radically reduced marine diversity.

Sep 04, 2017, 12:55 PM IST

Would you like to take a bite of this 107-year-old 'perfectly edible' fruitcake found in Antarctica?

The surprising part is that even after so much time, the fruitcake looks good enough to consume and has stood up perfectly for over 100 years.

Aug 14, 2017, 17:16 PM IST