Tragedy in Antarctica

Tragedy in Antarctica

The Antarctic community mourned the loss of three men who were killed when their de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter crashed in the Transantarctic Mountains last week. A memorial service at the South Pole Station was one of several acts of remembrance that took place....
Tragedy in Antarctica

Tragedy in Antarctica

The Antarctic community mourned the loss of three men who were killed when their de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter crashed in the Transantarctic Mountains last week. A memorial service at the South Pole Station was one of several acts of remembrance that took place....
Water World

Water World

In the end, it took a little bit of magic and quite a lot of effort, but U.S. scientists announced this week that they successfully reached a lake buried nearly a kilometer below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. a custom-made, high-powered hotwater drill reached...
Water World

Water World

In the end, it took a little bit of magic and quite a lot of effort, but U.S. scientists announced this week that they successfully reached a lake buried nearly a kilometer below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. a custom-made, high-powered hotwater drill reached...
Poised for the Plunge

Poised for the Plunge

The final push by a team of U.S. scientists to explore a lake nearly a kilometer below the ice sheet is about to begin. Their destination: subglacial Lake Whillans, a liquid body of water trapped under about 800 meters of ice. Their mission: To make some of the first...
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