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Three planet winter at the South Pole

Jupiter (left) & Mars (right) shine either side of the IceCube Lab at the South Pole… Read more »

Sun dogs on the northern horizon at Casey Station

Sun dogs are caused by ice crystals refracting sunlight, which create bright spots either side of the Sun.… Read more »

Australia will build first paved runway in Antarctica

Australia will build the first paved runway in Antarctica, 6km from Davis Station, providing year-round air access to the continent, and complementing the summer-only runway on hard ice at Wilkins.… Read more »

First egg at the Emperor penguin colony!

The first egg of the season has been spotted at the Emperor penguin colony at Dumont D’Urville Station… Read more »

The Tucker Sno-Cat - one of the ultimate snow vehicles

The four track Tucker Sno-Cat is one of the ultimate snow vehicles.… Read more »

Know your penguins! - there are 18 species

Penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere, though the Galapagos penguin live right on the Equator… Read more »

Aurora australis displays are intensifying in Antarctica

Curtains of green and purple aurora australis have been seen from Scott Base… Read more »

Byrd Glacier, one of East Antarctica’s largest glaciers

Byrd Glacier carries more ice to the Ross Ice Shelf than any other ice stream.… Read more »

Podcast: Dispatches from Continent Seven, the writings of Antarctic scientists from James Cook to today

We speak with Rebecca Priestley about her anthology, compiling 250 years of writing by scientists in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean… Read more »

Podcast: NASA’s Operation IceBridge - surveying the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets

In this podcast, we talk to John Sonntag, mission scientist for NASA’s Operation IceBridge.… Read more »