Antarctica

This image made available by NASA shows a map of a hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
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October 22, 2019 - 1:05 pm
The ozone hole near the south pole this year is the smallest since it was discovered, but it is more due to freakish Antarctic weather than efforts to cut down on pollution, NASA reported .
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Moore College professor contributes confidential composition to Antarctica time capsule
Courtesy of Jessica Houston
March 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Somewhere deep in the ice at the bottom of the world is a 2-foot, semi-cylindrical time capsule. Inside are letters and drawings not meant to be seen for 1,000 years. The capsule was deployed last month by a team near the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Research Station...
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This 2016 photo provided by NASA shows the Getz Ice Shelf from 2016’s Operation Icebridge in Antarctica.
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January 14, 2019 - 3:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study shows. Scientists used aerial photographs, satellite measurements and computer models to track how fast the southern-most continent has been melting since 1979 in 176 individual basins. They...
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In this photo provided by Colin O'Brady, of Portland., Ore., he poses for a photo while traveling across Antarctica on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018.
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December 27, 2018 - 7:03 pm
(AP) — A British adventurer was close to becoming the second person to traverse Antarctica completely unassisted just a few days after an American became the first to conquer the feat, which was previously said to be impossible. Louis Rudd's expedition blog on Thursday showed that the 49-year-old...
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In this photo provided by Colin O'Brady, of Portland., Ore., he poses for a photo while traveling across Antarctica on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018.
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December 26, 2018 - 8:05 pm
(AP) — An Oregon man became the first person to traverse Antarctica alone without any assistance on Wednesday, trekking across the polar continent in an epic 54-day journey that was previously deemed impossible. Colin O'Brady, of Portland, finished the bone-chilling, 930-mile (1,500-kilometer)...
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