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You Can Now Take a Virtual Hike Around Canada's Polar Desert

Quttinirpaaq National Park in Nunavut, Canada, is about 500 miles south of the North Pole. If you want to go there, you have to get to Nunavut's capital, fly to the small island town of Resolute, and then book a four-hour charter flight to the park on a utility aircraft. Once you get there, it's just you and whatever you've packed. Show More Summary

The Historic Race To The South Pole May Have Been Influenced By A Freak Warm Spell

In 1911, two teams -- one from Norway and one from Britain -- vied to become the first to reach the South Pole. Led by Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian team won the race, while all five members of Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova Expedition perished on the return journey home. Show More Summary

Did Teddy Evans fatally undermine Scott of the Antarctic?

The tragic death of Scott of the Antarctic and four companions on the return of his scientific expedition to the South Pole in 1912, has long been blamed on poor planning by Scott. The post Did Teddy Evans fatally undermine Scott of the Antarctic? appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic Expedition May Have Been Sabotaged

A small group from a British Antarctic Expedition, led by Robert Falcon Scott, reached the South Pole on January 17, 1912. They arrived just 34 days after a Norwegian group led by Roald Amundsen. The small British team's diaries andShow More Summary

OSIRIS-REx cameras and spectrometers tested during Earth flyby

On Sept. 22, OSIRIS-REx soared under the South Pole, coming within 10,600 miles of Earth before using the planet's gravity to slingshot itself onto the path to the asteroid Bennu.

Is climate change making our food less nutritious?

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A symbolic threshold was crossed in 2016 when carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere from a monitoring station at the South Pole recorded 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in possibly four million years. Much study...Show More Summary

Here Comes the Sun

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

As we approach the autumnal equinox on Friday, the Southern Hemisphere is approaching the spring equinox. Redditor sky-entist, an astronomer and photographer, watched the sunrise at the South Pole station in Antartica this morning and caught this image. Show More Summary

Record-low 2016 Antarctic sea ice due to 'perfect storm'

A study from the University of Washington found the record loss was brought on by a ‘one-two punch’ from the Pacific Ocean and the South Pole, with the 'perfect storm' of atmospheric conditions.

NASCAR Darlington 2017: Starting grid, lineup for Bojangles' Southern 500

The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season moves to South Carolina this weekend for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 from Darlington Raceway. Kevin Harvick captured the pole position for Sunday’s race thanks to a 177.730-mph lap in the final...Show More Summary

Record-low 2016 Antarctic sea ice due to 'perfect storm' of tropical, polar conditions

(University of Washington) The sudden, unexpected nosedive in Antarctic sea ice last year was due to a unique one-two punch from atmospheric conditions both in the tropical Pacific Ocean and around the South Pole.

Fiction: Science, Art and Redemption in the Land of the Penguins

An ensemble cast is gathered in Ashley Shelby’s novel, “South Pole Station,” to witness the tragicomic results of a climate-change denier’s arrival.

NASA Cassini Spacecraft Captures Spectacular Auroras at Saturn's South Pole (VIEW Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)

NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazed toward high southern latitudes near Saturn's south pole to observe ghostly curtains of dancing light -- Saturn's southern auroras, or southern lights. These natural light displays at the planet's poles are created by charged particles raining...        

Maritime Monday for July 24th, 2017: Slippery Sailors

3 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Viking longboats on the Thames Oscar Adolf Wisting (6 June 1871 – 5 December 1936) was a Norwegian Naval officer and polar explorer. Together with Roald Amundsen he was the first person to reach both the North and South Poles. In later...Show More Summary

Antarctica's fragile ice

3 months agoNews : The Lookout

A large portion of an ice shelf has broken off from the Antarctic mainland, creating one of the world’s largest iceberg. Here’s a look at the threatened ice shelves and glaciers of the South Pole.

NASA's $1.1 billion spacecraft is about to fly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot – here's what makes Jupiter's enormous storms unique

Right now, NASA's $1.1 billion Juno spacecraft is orbiting Jupiter. It's the second spacecraft in history to do so, and its orbit is taking it over Jupiter's north and south pole. During its latest pass over Jupiter's south pole, Juno snapped a series of images that reveal Jupiter like never before. Show More Summary

Hypnotic Video Simulates How Earth Gets Its Magnetic Field

The Earth is a giant magnet, with a north and a south pole just like any magnet you've ever played with. But the Earth's magnetic field plays a vital role. It field helps to prevent powerful solar particles from destroying us. More »      

What trekking the AT and the South Pole have in common:

Perseverence is directly related to he intensity with which we seek the particular reward. I’ve been reading the blog of a fellow AT hiker: I stopped, she kept going. I read her entries with the same attention that I’d give to trying a new food: minding the details of the food and the reaction of my senses. Show More Summary

Watercolour by South Pole explorer 118 years ago is found

A 118-year-old painting of a small bird by a celebrated South Pole explorer Dr Edrward Wilson has been discovered in a historic Antarctic hut hidden among penguin poo.

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