A Robotic Rehearsal for Interplanetary Exploration
Little Pieces of Outer Space on the Frozen Continent
Antibiotics from a Sponge
Scientists Recover an Abundance of Fossils and Geologic Data from Antarctica
Keeping Scientists AWARE of the West Antarctic Climate
The Southern Ocean's Carbon Sink Stronger than Ever
The Aesthetics of Antarctic Architecture
Features / Artists and Writers Program
Thursday April 28, 2016
The current aesthetics of McMurdo station and its field camps are not likely to go down in history as great achievements of modern architecture. But for photographer Shaun OâBoyle, this weathered, utilitarian look was a part of what attracted him to Antarctica.
Getting to the Bottom of SPICECORE
Science / Ice and Snow
Tuesday April 12, 2016
The South Pole Ice Core project, known more succinctly as SPICECORE, wrapped up its two-year drilling effort at the South Pole in late January, having exceeded even their most ambitious goals. Researchers collected ice samples from 1,751 meters (5,744 feet) below the surface, more than 200 meters (656 feet) deeper than their original target.
The Stuff Between the Stars
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Monday April 04, 2016
Four years ago, scientists set up the High Elevation Antarctic Terahertz (HEAT) telescope in the middle of the high Antarctic plateau, more than 500 miles from the South Pole. The harsh environment and unique atmospheric conditions here make it one of the best places on Earth to study the cosmos.
About the Sun