Climate Change In The McMurdo Dry Valleys
Why Antarctic Fish Don't Freeze Their Tails Off
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Monday January 08, 2018
Snow in some form or another blankets almost all Antarctica, but measuring exactly how much snow falls from the sky is tricky. A team of researchers recently set up four newly-developed precipitation observatories near McMurdo Station to better measure how much snow falls in the region.
The South Pole Telescope's New Eyes
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Wednesday December 20, 2017
The telescope at the bottom of the planet spent winter calibrating and collecting data after its vision enhancement last summer. Researchers installed a new camera system in the South Pole Telescope, a major upgrade that allows researchers to collect more data than ever before.
Building People Up at McMurdo's Chapel
Features / Life on the Ice
Friday December 15, 2017
The U.S. Antarctic Program brings people of all faiths and religious backgrounds together to support science at the bottom of the world. Situated at the end of town, McMurdo Stationâs small, blue and white Chapel of the Snows stands out against the comparatively drab shipping container-like structures surrounding it.