'Grand Canyon' of the Antarctic discovered under the ice
July 25, 2012, 1:06 p.m. by Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet
The rift under the ice could 'profoundly affect ice loss,' say scientists. It could allow warmer waters to seep in and gnaw away at the glacier.
Where did all the chinstrap penguins go?
June 19, 2012, 11:35 a.m. by Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience
Along with Adélie penguins, chinstrap penguins may be suffering a population decline due to a decrease in krill, the primary food source for both birds.
Antarctica's coasts once lush with plant life
June 18, 2012, 12:49 p.m. by LiveScience
Shifts in rain patterns and temperatures resulted in the coasts of Antarctica resembling 'present-day Iceland' about 15 to 20 million years ago.
What does the inside of active volcano look like?
May 16, 2012, 1:09 p.m. by Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet
The Antarctic volcano Mount Erebus's insides are a honeycomb of interconnected pipes and magma chambers that twist and turn through the mountain.
Vast ice shelf in Antarctica is at risk of melting
May 9, 2012, 2:15 p.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
Warmed waters are flowing underneath ice sheets, and causing them to melt from below.
Photos of Antarctica reveal shifts in ice
May 1, 2012, 6:24 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Staff
Thanks to the combined technology of satellites and weather stations scattered around the Antarctic Peninsula, researchers can now keep tabs on the region's shifting landscape.
Emperor penguins more plentiful in Antarctica than previously thought
April 13, 2012, 12:37 p.m. by Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet
Combination of high-tech satellite imaging and on-the-ground counting discovered not only more penguins but also found previously unknown colonies.
Satellite captures dwindling Antarctic ice sheet
April 5, 2012, 3:42 p.m. by Wynne Parry, LiveScience
The ice shelf is located in one of the fastest-warming places on Earth, jutting north of the rest of Antarctica.
Antarctica being invaded by alien plant species
March 5, 2012, 3:04 p.m. by Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet
Researchers vacuumed the clothing and baggage of nearly 1,000 volunteers who had traveled to Antarctica to get a sense of the invasive species.
The mystery of the centuries-old seal mummies of Antarctica
February 7, 2012, 6:07 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
How did these seals make their way 41 miles inland, and up to 5,900 feet above sea level?
Scientists discover 'monster' black hole that 'should not even exist'
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