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A team of scientists working in the Thomas Hills region of West Antarctica collects rocks that will help map out how the ice in this region melted during previous warm periods in Earth's history. Anatomy of a Deglaciation
Science / Earth
Monday May 11, 2015

One way to understand how Antarctica's ice will melt - which glaciers will recede when - is to look at how it happened in the past. Trevor Williams and his team traveled to a remote mountain range to collect rocks to help map out previous deglaciations.
Scientist Natalie Gandilo from the University of Toronto installs one of the star cameras that help SPIDER determine its location while floating above Antarctica. A Sticky Problem
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Monday April 27, 2015

A telescope launched 35 kilometers into the stratosphere above Antarctica had a singular mission: to detect the impossibly faint signal from when the universe expanded faster than the speed of light, a theory known as cosmological inflation.

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