Researchers Release the Highest Resolution Antarctic Map Ever Produced
An Ecosystem Grows in Antarctica
Fathoming Life Under the Ice
Neutrinos Point The Way To Cosmic Rays
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Thursday July 12, 2018
Using data gathered by the National Science Foundation- (NSF) funded IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole, scientists have for the first time identified a super massive black hole as the source of some of the highest energy cosmic rays.
IceBridge Flies High
Science / Ice and Snow
Wednesday June 27, 2018
In late 2017, a specially modified airplane contracted by NASA crisscrossed Antarctica, mapping the ice below and filling in a data gap left by a now-defunct NASA satellite called ICESat, which measured the elevation of the ice surface using a laser. Operation IceBridge flights are bridging the gap between ICESat and its successor, ICESat-2.
A Chemical Detective Story: Why is Don Juan Pond So Salty?
Science / Earth
Wednesday June 13, 2018
During winter, nearly everything in Antarctica freezes solid. Except Don Juan Pond. Though only about twice the area of an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and barely a foot deep, Don Juan Pond is famous for being the saltiest body of water on the entire planet. It is saltier even than the Dead Sea.