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A view of Mt. Erebus's lava lake, one of only a few long-lasting lava lakes in the world. Tapping Erebus's Power
Science / Earth
Monday July 26, 2021

The heat given off by Antarctica's Mount Erebus could help power instruments monitoring the volcano, giving scientists a way to study Erebus's lava lake during the long polar night for the first time. Researchers have found a way to harness the heat from the magma underneath Erebus and turn it into electricity that can power scientific instruments.
Chris Gardner (left) takes a water sample from a glacial stream in Miers Valley while Melisa Diaz (center) and Adolfo Calero examine a sampling pipette. Pumping Iron
Science / Earth
Tuesday May 26, 2020

Cold, hard iron is on the move. Particles of the ferrous metal are trickling into Antarctica's oceans, and marine algae are gobbling it up.

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