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Polar continent in the Earth's southern hemisphere

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Antarctica: Polar continent in the Earth's southern hemisphere
Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14,000,000 square kilometres, it is the fifth-largest continent. For comparison, Antarctica is nearly twice the size of Australia. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages 1.9 km in thickness, which extends to all but the northernmost reaches of the Antarctic Peninsula.

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The coldest place in the universe makes Antarctica look tropical

The Boomerang Nebula would definitely have your teeth chattering... the average temperature is colder than space itself!
USATODAY.com - Published

One of Antartica's biggest glaciers has a giant hole under it. What would happen if it collapsed?

Researchers discovered a giant cavity inside Thwaites Glacier, considered one of the most dangerous in the world. What happens if it collapses?
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Antarctica

Runners brave ice and snow in world marathon [Video]Runners brave ice and snow in world marathon

This year's seven continent World Marathon Challenge kicked off in Antarctica on January 31, seeing athletes run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Runners kick off world marathon in the Antarctic [Video]Runners kick off world marathon in the Antarctic

It's a feat that's hard to imagine - running a marathon across seven continents and through every climate. Starting in Antarctica, the runners are now off. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

Gigantic Manhattan Sized Hole Discovered In Antarctic glacier [Video]Gigantic Manhattan Sized Hole Discovered In Antarctic glacier

(CNN)A massive cavity two-thirds the size of Manhattan has been discovered growing in an Antarctic glacier, signaling rapid ice decay that has shocked scientists. The huge hole -- measuring almost..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Parts Of The U.S. In The Grip Of Colder-Than-Antarctic Temperatures [Video]Parts Of The U.S. In The Grip Of Colder-Than-Antarctic Temperatures

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, freezing arctic winds brought record-low temperatures to much of the midwestern U.S., closing schools and businesses, and even halting the US Postal..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Chicago Expected To Be Colder Than Antarctica & Siberia This Week [Video]Chicago Expected To Be Colder Than Antarctica & Siberia This Week

According to a report by Mother Nature Network, Chicago is expected to be hit with the record breaking low temperatures, with forecasts predicting a chilling 23 below zero in the Windy City. MMN puts..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Environmentalists Use Catchy Social Media Trend To Scare Just About Everyone On Earth [Video]Environmentalists Use Catchy Social Media Trend To Scare Just About Everyone On Earth

2018 was a hot year for social media. And unfortunately, it was hot for the planet, too. According to Business Insider, last year was the hottest year on record for the world's oceans. Not only that,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:56Published

Antarctica's melt quickens, risks sea level rise [Video]Antarctica's melt quickens, risks sea level rise

Antarctica's annual ice losses have accelerated six-fold in the past 40 years in a trend that could push sea levels meters higher in coming centuries amid man-made global warming, scientists say...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:15Published

Scientists Suggest Barnard’s Star Hosts Icy Planet With Potential for Alien Life [Video]Scientists Suggest Barnard’s Star Hosts Icy Planet With Potential for Alien Life

According to a report by Geek.com, scientists have discovered that a recently discovered super-Earth exoplanet orbiting Barnard's Star, could potentially host primitive life. According to Villanova..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

Adventurers complete solo unaided trips across Antarctica [Video]Adventurers complete solo unaided trips across Antarctica

Two adventurers, one American and the other British, have recently completed solo expeditions across Antarctica unaided and using just skis. No reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Scientists Baffled By Antarctic Sea Ice's Rapid Disappearance [Video]Scientists Baffled By Antarctic Sea Ice's Rapid Disappearance

Earth is getting warmer, and everything’s melting. But according to Gizmodo's Earther, things are a bit more complicated on the other side of the planet. It seems the latest Antarctic sea ice slump..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:00Published

33-Year-Old US Man Becomes First To Cross Antarctica Solo [Video]33-Year-Old US Man Becomes First To Cross Antarctica Solo

33-year-old Colin O'Brady of the United States has become the first person to cross Antarctica alone. Business Insider reports the adventurer reached the Ross Ice Shelf on Wednesday after 54 days and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Colin O'Brady Becomes First Man To Travel Across Antarctica Unaided And Alone [Video]Colin O'Brady Becomes First Man To Travel Across Antarctica Unaided And Alone

An American has become the first person to travel across Antarctica unaided and alone, in a treacherous 54-day trek.

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 01:14Published

Japan To Resume Commercial Whaling [Video]Japan To Resume Commercial Whaling

E&E News and Science News have announced that Japan is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Japan plans to resume commercial whaling next year. With its withdrawal from the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

 
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