While we’re wrapping up winter, Antarctica is getting fully into the swing of summer—and there that can mean an entire day of sunlight. Here’s what that looks like.
This eerie picture shows an Antarctic research station which is used to store, of all things, snow samples. But with temperatures regularly dropping below –70°C, there’s no need for refrigeration.
It is not easy for a human to traverse the deep, cold waters of Antarctica. It is easy, however, for seals to swim through them. For the past decade, scientists have been turning elephant seals into live, swimming sensors to monitor those waters. Now, the data’s going public.
These images look pretty great considering they're 100 years old. They look even better when you learn they've been sealed in Antarctic ice for 100 years.
What you see here is some of the best footage shot from the front and back mounted cameras on one of the P-3B aircraft that runs NASA's IceBridge missions. These vistas are from the spring mission over Greenland and the Arctic, but NASA's going back for more this fall.
Not only this Antarctic Snow Cruiser is amazing on its own, with its bigger-than-men wheels and awesome 1939 design but, as you can see, the damn thing carried an entire plane on top.