Methane Munching Microbes
Tracking Earth's Past Magnetic Moments
The End of Summer Armada
Features / Operations
Monday February 13, 2017
Over the course of about three weeks, a flotilla of ships docked at McMurdo Station to help both McMurdo and Amundsen-Scott Couth Pole stations restock and prepare for next year. As the austral summer season draws to an end, an annual succession of ocean-going vessels travel to the station to break a channel through the sea ice, remove unneeded equipment and waste and deliver cargo and fuel.
The Cosmic Dust Sucker
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Wednesday January 04, 2017
The Earth is constantly showered with micrometeorites, every minute of every day. These interstellar particles are no bigger than a grain of sand, but are falling out of the sky everywhere. Collecting this cosmic dust, and separating it from terrestrial contamination, has led scientists to the most remote corner of the planet.
Science / The Biological World
Wednesday December 14, 2016
At the mouth of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, along a small spit of land called New Harbor, a team of scientists and divers have worked for decades to unlock the genetic secrets of foraminifera, some of the world's largest single-celled organisms.