Esa and Nasa line up satellites to measure Antarctic sea-ice

Aligning polar satellites will enable the first ever reliable maps of Antarctic sea-ice thickness.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: earth-science antarctic nasa arctic space-exploration oceans european-space-agency earth-observation

Mystery egg likely belonged to giant sea reptile, scientists say

The football-like fossil has puzzled scientists since it was found in Antarctica almost a decade ago.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 17, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: antarctic dinosaurs fossils reptiles

Antarctic meteorites yield global bombardment rate

UK scientists provide a new estimate for the amount of space rock falling to Earth each year.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science geology antarctic space-exploration meteorites asteroids

Will anyone ever find Shackleton's lost ship?

Last year's failed attempt to locate one of the world's great wrecks has lessons for future efforts.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: earth-science antarctic oceans icebergs

UK meteorite hunt thwarted by equipment damage

Scientists' quest to find Antarctica's "missing" space rocks is beaten into submission by hard ice.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Jan. 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: earth-science geology antarctic meteorites british-antarctic-survey

Antarctica: Metal meteorite quest set to get under way

A UK team arrives in Antarctica to test its theory for why so few iron meteorites are found there.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Nov. 29, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: earth-science geology antarctic meteorites british-antarctic-survey

Royal naming for Sir David Attenborough polar ship

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate the introduction of the UK's new polar research vessel.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 26, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: engineering antarctic arctic david-attenborough catherine-duchess-of-cambridge prince-william-duke-of-cambridge

Post office team picked for Antarctic Port Lockroy base

The team will spend four months franking stamps on tourists' postcards and counting penguins.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 20, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: environment antarctic cambridge edinburgh oxford leighton-buzzard portsmouth aberdeen

'Jet in a box' powers remote Halley Antarctic base

Engineers succeed in automating science experiments at the UK's Halley research station.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 25, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science antarctic

Antarctic glaciers to honour 'satellite heroes'

Antarctic glaciers are named after the spacecraft that revolutionised our understanding of the continent.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 7, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science antarctic space-exploration european-space-agency

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