Secretary of State John Kerry Travels to Antarctica
GRIPS' Moment Under the Sun
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Wednesday October 05, 2016
As a giant helium balloon lifted the alabaster solar telescope GRIPS (Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter for Solar Flares) aloft, the excitement on the ground was palpable. The team of researchers, who had spent seven years working on the project, jumped for joy and snapped photos of their experiment in the air for the first time.
Capturing a Collapse
Science / Ice and Snow
Tuesday September 27, 2016
Not much remains of the Larsen B Ice Shelf, but what is left can teach scientists a lot about how mighty masses of ice fall apart, especially when its last lingering sliver finally crumbles. Researchers traveled to the Scar Inlet along the Antarctic Peninsula to study the remnants of the former ice shelf in February to better understand the peril that glaciers around Antarctica are facing.
The Last Winfly
Features / Operations
Wednesday September 21, 2016
Since 1967, Winfly has been the transition period between the winter and summer seasons. However next year, as the station starts to transition into year-round science operations, flights will be flying to and from the station roughly once a month throughout the winter, negating the need for that early cluster of flights.