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Antarctica: Continent
Antarctica is Earth's southernmost and least-populated continent. Situated almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle and surrounded by the Southern Ocean, it contains the geographic South Pole. Antarctica is the fifth-largest continent, being about 40% larger than Europe, and has an area of 14,200,000 km2 (5,500,000 sq mi). Most of Antarctica is covered by the Antarctic ice sheet, with an average thickness of 1.9 km (1.2 mi).

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Scientists May Have Found Something Massive Living Under Antarctica [Video]

Scientists May Have Found Something Massive Living Under Antarctica

Scientists May Have Found , Something Massive Living Under Antarctica. The new study was published on Nov. 17 in 'Frontiers.'. Researchers say they've discovered a living world beneath the ice in..

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Royal Navy helps dig out world's most remote post office after heavy snowfall

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Royal Navy sailors came to the aid of four women who have taken up jobs at an isolated Antarctic scientific base - after heavy snowfall buried some of the buildings.
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New type of seaweed found below Antarctica could help limit global warming

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Scientists working in the Antarctic region have discovered a type of seaweed existing some 100 metres below the surface - and believe it could have a "huge role" to play in protecting the..
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Four women selected to live and work in remote part of Antarctica with colony of penguins

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Four women are to give up their home comforts to live and work in a remote part of Antarctica.
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'Polar Preet' hopes to be first woman to cross coldest continent solo

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A British Army medical officer hopes to become the first woman to complete a solo and unsupported inland crossing of Antarctica.
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Microplastics discovered in freshly fallen snow in Antarctic for first time

The purity of the driven snow can no longer be taken for granted according to new research which has found microplastics in freshly fallen snow in Antarctica.
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Parts of Antarctica gained ice in last 20 years after two decades of significant loss

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Some ice shelves in the Antarctic have grown in the last two decades, in spite of human activity heating the planet, a study suggests.
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'It breaks your heart': Ukrainian scientist leaves family behind to carry out Antarctic climate research

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A Ukrainian scientist has told Sky News of her heartbreak at leaving behind loved ones in a war zone while she carries out vital climate research 10,000 miles away in Antarctica.
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RRS Sir David Attenborough completes ice trials during maiden voyage to Antarctica

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The RRS Sir David Attenborough has completed "ice trials" during its maiden voyage to Antarctica, a key milestone in the ship's commissioning.
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Shackleton's lost ship Endurance found in Antarctica in 'milestone of polar history'

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The wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance, which was trapped in sea ice before sinking in 1915, has been found off the coast of Antarctica in what has been called a "milestone of polar..
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Expedition to scour Antarctic depths for century-old wreckage of polar explorer's ship

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An expedition is setting sail to find the ship of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton that sank in Antarctica more than a century ago and gave rise to one of the world's most epic survival stories.
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Melting of Antarctica's 'doomsday glacier' threatens UK sea levels, scientists warn

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A critical part of Antarctica's "Doomsday glacier", so called for the threat its melting would pose, is expected to change dramatically in the next 10 years, scientists have warned.
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India sends fresh batch to Antarctica for studying climate, greenhouse gases

India has launched its 41st scientific expedition to Antarctica as the first batch, comprising 23 scientists and support staff, of its contingent reached the Indian Maitri station in the southern white..
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World's largest iceberg breaks off Antarctica - European Space Agency

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The biggest iceberg in the world has broken loose from an ice shelf in Antarctica, the European Space Agency has confirmed.
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Ice around Antarctica could collapse if global temperatures rise by 4C

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Ice surrounding Antarctica could be at risk of collapsing if global temperatures increase by 4C, experts warn.
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Iceberg size of Bedfordshire breaks off from Antarctica

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An iceberg the size of Bedfordshire has broken off from Antarctica, near to a British Antarctic Survey (BAS) station.
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'Isolated within isolation': keeping out coronavirus in the frozen Antarctic

In the frozen and desolate expanse of Antarctica, Alejandro Valenzuela Pena is used to a feeling of isolation. Now, however, that has taken on a new meaning as the only continent still free from the..
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Number of chinstrap penguins in Antarctica has fallen sharply: scientists

The number of chinstrap penguins in some colonies in Western Antarctica has fallen by as much as 77% since they were last surveyed in the 1970s, say scientists studying the impact of climate change on..
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Chilean Air Force recovers human remains, says no survivors in crashed plane

The Chilean Air Force said on Thursday that it had recovered human remains in the search for a crashed Antarctica-bound plane with 38 people on board.
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The Chilean military sent fighter jets early on Wednesday in an expansion of its search for an airforce cargo plane that crashed with 38 people aboard over a remote stretch of frigid sea between South..
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