Tracking Earth's Past Magnetic Moments
The Cosmic Dust Sucker
Science / The Biological World
Wednesday December 14, 2016
At the mouth of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, along a small spit of land called New Harbor, a team of scientists and divers have worked for decades to unlock the genetic secrets of foraminifera, some of the world's largest single-celled organisms.
The Polar Geospatial Center
Science / Earth
Wednesday November 30, 2016
The icy surface of Antarctica is a dynamic environment; and conditions can change drastically from year to year or even week to week. Because of these endless changes, making a map of the ever-changing ice cover can be like putting together a map of the clouds. The Polar Geospatial Center has been using satellite data to provide invaluable, up-to-date information about surface conditions across the continent for nearly a decade.
Features / Operations
Monday November 21, 2016
When a C-17 cargo plane landed at McMurdo Station's recently completed Phoenix runway on Tuesday, Nov. 15, it meant that the station's newest airfield had passed its final test and is now ready to receive planes and passengers from the U.S. Antarctic Program's port of departure in New Zealand as early as February.