'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 | June 25, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-science antarctic

'Cryoegg' to explore under Greenland Ice Sheet

UK sensors placed under the Greenland Ice Sheet will monitor how its glaciers slide towards the ocean.

By Jonathan Amos | June 16, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: greenland earth-science engineering climate-change cardiff

Greenland map captures changing Arctic in fine detail

The British Antarctic Survey produces an exquisite new printed sheet map of Greenland and the European Arctic.

By Jonathan Amos | June 13, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: greenland earth-science earth-observation arctic climate-change maps

Antarctic glaciers to honour 'satellite heroes'

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

By Jonathan Amos | June 7, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

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

UK satellite 'sets sail' for return to Earth

The TechDemoSat spacecraft deploys a large membrane to pull itself out of the sky.

By Jonathan Amos | May 31, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-science space-debris space-exploration earth-observation guildford

Antarctic instability 'is spreading'

Almost a quarter of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is now unstable, according to a new study.

By Jonathan Amos | May 16, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-science oceans earth-observation european-space-agency antarctic climate-change

Jakobshavn Isbrae: Mighty Greenland glacier slams on brakes

Jakobshavn Isbrae - the likely originator of the Titanic iceberg - goes into an unexpected quiet mode.

By Jonathan Amos | May 14, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: greenland earth-science european-space-agency climate-change

Aeolus: Wind-mapping space laser is losing power

Europe's Aeolus spacecraft is gathering fantastic new data on global winds - but it's also got a problem.

By Jonathan Amos | May 13, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

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

Can you spot ocean plastic from space?

Scientists work on the challenging task of tracking pollution from orbit with encouraging results.

By Jonathan Amos | April 12, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: environment plymouth earth-science pollution space-exploration oceans european-space-agency plastic-pollution

Climate change: European team to drill for 'oldest ice' in Antarctica

The near-3km-long Antarctic ice core should reveal the cause of a key shift in Earth's climate past.

By Jonathan Amos | April 9, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: geology earth-science antarctic climate-change

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