The Antarctic Sun - Science Section United States Antarctic Program United States Antarctic Program Logo National Science Foundation Logo
Science - Earth

Most Recent

Scientists survey unusual sulfate formations near a small pond by the Lewis Cliff Ice Tongue. The Lost Dry Valleys of the Polar Plateau
Science / Earth
Wednesday October 21, 2015

Today the McMurdo Dry Valleys are a unique geographic feature in Antarctica, lowland regions away from the coast with no ice cover. However, unusual mineral mounds discovered along the Transantarctic Mountains indicates that there may have once been more places like them elsewhere on the continent.
A 3D projection of satellite data showing the dark briny streaks of water flowing, also known as recurring slope lineae down the Walls of Garni Crater on Mars. The Dry Valleys Helped Scientists Understand a Wet Mars
Science / Earth
Thursday October 08, 2015

The recent announcement of evidence of flowing, liquid water just below the Martian surface made headlines across the globe. When asked what this water might be like, NASA scientist Chris McKay pointed to Antarctica’s briny Don Juan Pond in the McMurdo Dry Valleys.

Quick Find

Search titles and article summaries by keyword or find articles by date.


Date Range


2015 2014 2013 2012
2011 2010 2009 2008
Print Issues: 1996-2006

More Results

Results 1 through 15 of 101 Page 1 of 7  
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share This Site on Pinterest Subscribe to USAP RSS Feeds Share Via Email
Curator: Peter Rejcek, Antarctic Support Contract | NSF Official: Winifred Reuning, Division of Polar Programs