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A high-resolution satellite photo of McMurdo Station shows off the detailed images that the Polar Geospatial Center has access to. The Polar Geospatial Center
Science / Earth
Wednesday November 30, 2016

The icy surface of Antarctica is a dynamic environment; and conditions can change drastically from year to year or even week to week. Because of these endless changes, making a map of the ever-changing ice cover can be like putting together a map of the clouds. The Polar Geospatial Center has been using satellite data to provide invaluable, up-to-date information about surface conditions across the continent for nearly a decade.
Paleontologists walk along at the base of a hill, scouring the ground for fossils. Scientists Recover an Abundance of Fossils and Geologic Data from Antarctica
Science / Earth
Wednesday May 25, 2016

Using everything from pickaxes to helicopters, paleontologists scoured multiple islands off the Antarctic Peninsula in February and March for the remains of prehistoric beasts and returned with a trove of fossils from the end of the time of the dinosaurs.

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