Antarctic

Almost Edible 100-Year-Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctic

Manufactured by the now defunct Huntley & Palmers biscuit company, the fruitcake was discovered in a long-abandoned hut at Cape Adare—an important landing site and base camp used by early Antarctic explorers. The cake, found inside a badly degraded tin box, was

Sea Ice Extent Sinks to Record Lows at Both Poles

Arctic sea ice appears to have reached on March 7 a record low wintertime maximum extent, according to scientists at NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado. And on the opposite side of the planet,

Shocking footage reveals a giant iceberg is close to calving off

Experts are concerned the huge calving event, which would create an iceberg with an area of more than 5,000 km², roughly the size of Delaware or Wales, could leave the entire shelf unstable, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Daily Mail

Iceberg Broke Off From Antarctic Pine Island Glacier

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this image of Pine Island Glacier’s floating edge on Jan. 26, 2017, after the recent break. About a kilometer or two of ice appears to have calved (broken off) from the shelf’s front,

Antarctic research station moved 14 miles across an ice shelf to avoid a dangerous crack in the ice

The Halley VI Research Station, which is home to the British Antarctic Survey, was relocated 14 miles across the Brunt Ice Shelf, amid fears in could slide into an encroaching fissure, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Daily Mail Online. However, researchers say