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Quantifying Snowfall
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...

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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...

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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 Station’s small, blue...

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Podcast: Helo Ops
Features / Operations
Friday December 08, 2017

Without any network of paved roads, getting around Antarctica's rugged landscape is tough. Helicopters are the primary means to transport people and equipment to the near field. The Antarctic Sun is taking...

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Life In A Cryoconite Hole
Science / The Biological World
Tuesday October 31, 2017

Diverse ecosystems that teem with life thrive just below the surface of many Antarctic glaciers. Small, frozen holes full of liquid water and microorganisms entombed by ice dot the surfaces of glaciers....

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Talking Science with the General Public
Science / Education and Outreach
Tuesday October 17, 2017

Scientists spent a long weekend in August learning how not to talk like a scientist. Educators from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and the University of Colorado, Boulder trained a...

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Devin Reid and Hannah Roach prepare a hot meal at the Mongolian Grill action station in McMurdo Station's galley. Podcast: Feeding McMurdo
Features / Operations
Wednesday October 04, 2017

It is no small feat to keep more than 800 hardworking people fed, especially when you're at the bottom of the world. The Antarctic Sun is taking a behind-the-scenes look at the workers and what they do to make science at the bottom of the world possible. This week: The Galley
While wearing a sterile over suit to prevent contamination, Sarah Johnson collects samples of desiccated microbial from an ancient lake bed in Taylor Valley. The Edge Of Life
Science / The Biological World
Tuesday September 19, 2017

Researchers working in Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys found evidence, in ancient dried microbial mats, of microorganisms that may have been alive for thousands of years. The discovery could have implications for biology in other parts of the world and even on other planets, such as Mars.
Charles Bentley stands in front of an LC-130 after arriving at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet drilling camp, known popularly as WAIS Divide, in January 2008. Charles Bentley 1929-2017
Features / People Profiles
Tuesday August 29, 2017

Charles Bentley, the pioneering glaciologist who was among the very first wave of scientists to travel to Antarctica, passed away on August 19 at his home in Oakland, Calif. at the age of 87. Over his distinguished career, he made numerous discoveries that fundamentally changed the scientific community’s understanding of Antarctica.

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