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Thurston Island

thurston island
Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-1 ‘radar vision’ over part of Antarctica’s third-largest island
ESA

Earth from Space

earth from space
In the 249th edition, the Sentinel-1 mission takes us over part of Thurston Island in Antarctica
ESA

Videos for antarctica

News video: Australian Students Who Won Competition Visit Antarctica

Australian Students Who Won Competition Visit Antarctica 01:22

Australian school students who won a competition to name the icebreaker RSV Nuyina visited Antarctica on Wednesday, November 22.The trip involved flying the 12 students, St Virgil’s College in..
Source: Storyful Studio -

News video: 100-Year-Old Dessert Found In 'Excellent Condition'

100-Year-Old Dessert Found In 'Excellent Condition' 01:02

A 100-year old Fruitcake has been found in Antarctica… and according to the conservators who discovered the dessert, it’s in excellent condition. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.
Source: Veuer -

News video: Did You Know These Facts About Squirrels?

Did You Know These Facts About Squirrels? 00:34

Squirrels don't always get that much appreciation from humans, but they have a long history of living in our midst. There are more than 200 squirrel species worldwide and they're native in every..
Source: Wochit Headline News -

News video: Geologists Just Discovered 260-Million Year Old Forests In Antarctica

Geologists Just Discovered 260-Million Year Old Forests In Antarctica 04:10

The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee paleoecologists spent last summer climbing Antarctica's Transantarctic Mountains. High above the ice fields, they combed the mountain's gray rocks for fossils..
Source: Huffington Post Australia -

News video: NASA Releases Images Of Delaware-Sized Iceberg That Broke Off Antarctica

NASA Releases Images Of Delaware-Sized Iceberg That Broke Off Antarctica 01:51

The state of Delaware bills itself as a small wonder, but its size looks anything but small when it's in the form of an iceberg.
Source: WJZ Baltimore -

 

Israeli PM Netanyahu to visit India in January, to be received by PM Modi in Ahmedabad

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to India on a four-day visit in January to meet the country's top leadership, six months after his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi made a maiden..
DNA

Researchers discover 260 million-year-old fossil forests in Antarctica

During Antarctica's summer, scientists from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM) in the US climbed the McIntyre Promontory's frozen slopes in the Transantarctic Mountains.
Zee News

Heat source under Antarctica responsible for melting ice sheet: NASA

The stability of an ice sheet is closely related to how much water lubricates it from below, allowing glaciers to slide more easily. 
Zee News Also reported by •BGR India

NASA study reveals how lakes and riviers survive under Antarctica's Marie Byrd Land

A geothermal heat source called mantle plume lies deep below Antarctica's Marie Byrd Land, explaining some of the melting that creates lakes and rivers under the ice sheet, a NASA study has..
DNA

Strong winds are causing Totten glacier to melt

strong winds are causing totten glacier to melt
A study from the University of Texas at Austin has found that East Antarctica’s largest glacier is melting from beneath, as winds transport warm water – and, these winds are expected to intensify.
MailOnline India

Warm air caused ozone hole to shrink to its smallest size since 1988: Scientists

An unstable and warmer Antarctic vortex – the stratospheric low pressure system that rotates clockwise in the atmosphere above Antarctica – strongly influenced the smaller ozone hole in 2017.
Zee News

For the first time, 43 Indian scientists to conduct 'Under Ice Moorings' in Antarctica

A team of 43 scientists from the National center for Antarctic and ocean research (NCAOR) is set to launch India's first expedition, Under Ice Mooring, in Southern Ocean, in the first week of December..
DNA

Microsoft Office 365 now available in 96 new global markets

Microsoft has rolled out Office 365 in 96 new global markets, bringing the software to over 246 markets worldwide in 44 languages, while also making the integration of LinkedIn with Outlook available..
BGR India

You will soon be able to explore the antarctic life in 360 degree virtual reality

Imagine putting on your virtual reality goggles and diving underneath the Antarctic ice to explore the rich, colourful and unique life on the seafloor. A new research expedition will make it..
DNA

WATCH: Teaser for a 360 video to explore the unique life underneath Antarctic Ice

Imagine putting on your virtual reality goggles and diving underneath the Antarctic ice to explore the rich, colourful and unique life on the seafloor. A new research expedition will make it..
DNA

Who's eating jellyfish?

'JELLYVORES' There are not many 'jellyvores' in the world, or so scientists have long thought. Gelatinous sea animals, like the jellyfish (jellies), have traditionally been regarded as 'dead ends'..
Deccan Herald

Largest hole with area of 80,000 sq km spotted in Antarctica

A mysterious and massive hole, with an area of 80,000 square kilometres, has been spotted in the winter sea ice cover around Antarctica, scientists say. This opening, known as a polynya, is the..
DNA

Why thousands of penguins in Antarctic are dying

The disaster for the colony of Terre Adelie in East Antarctica was down to unusually extensive sea ice late in the summer. This meant penguins had to travel further for food and the chicks starved. WWF..
IndiaTimes

Only two penguin chicks survive Antarctica breeding season

only two penguin chicks survive antarctica breeding season
The disaster for the colony in Terre Adelie in East Antarctica was down to unusually sea ice late in the summer, which meant penguins had to travel further for food and the chicks starved.
MailOnline India

Small asteroid set to flyby Earth

A small asteroid is scheduled to safely pass by Earth tomorrow at a distance of about 42,000 kilometres, allowing trackers around the world to test their ability to operate as an international asteroid..
DNA

Snippets, Nature

Extinction threat Snow leopard is still at risk The snow leopard is no longer an endangered species, but its population in the wild is still at risk because of poaching and habitat loss,..
Deccan Herald

Antarctic ice hits record low, scientists warn of rising risk for shipping

In late 2013, a Russian ship carrying 74 scientists, passengers and crew became trapped in Antarctica.
Zee News

Asteroid-bound spacecraft zips by Earth for gravity boost

An unmanned NASA spacecraft traveling to a distant asteroid veered toward Earth for a gravitational slingshot maneuver that will better aim it toward the Sun-orbiting space rock, Bennu, the US space..
DNA


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