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The edge of the Thwaites Glaciers seen from the air. The First Wave of the "Thwaites Invasion"
Science / The Biological World
Monday March 18, 2019

The U.S. and U.K.-funded International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration (ITGC) officially kicked off its science field research in January, when four researchers and their support teams set foot on a remote, fast-melting glacier in West Antarctica, establishing a beachhead for an unprecedented international project to determine the glacier's fate.
From the air, emperor penguins show up as tiny spots against the white ice. Researchers using aerial photos like this are comparing them to satellite photos to get a complete census of emperor penguin colonies. Penguins From SPAAAAAACCCE
Science / The Biological World
Tuesday February 05, 2019

Scientists want to know how many emperor penguins there are in the world, and they're using Earth-observing satellites to count them.

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