The marine life has been covered by the Larsen C Ice Shelf for up to 120,000 years.
Beneath the cavernous ice holds critical data.
Understanding ice shelves is key to projecting sea level rise.
The image was captured by NASA's Landsat 8 satellite.
What does this mean for life beyond Earth?
“The secular science community has no viable answers to explain remarkable finds like these.”
The winner of this year's Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition depicts a strange yet beautiful scene in Antarctica.
The worst scenario would flood lands that are home to 236 million people.
The 700-foot tall, 300-mile-long wall has been protecting the Seven Kingdoms for thousands of years. Would it hold up on Earth?
The discovery opens up the tantalizing possibility that on other planets, life forms that need only atmospheric gas to survive exist, too.
A strange pond in Antarctica that never freezes could be key to helping us understand water, and possible life, on Mars.
U.S. scientists find fossil fragments from 13 trees locked away on the Transantarctic Mountains.
Research indicates a huge upwelling of hot rock lies beneath the ice of Antarctica’s Marie Byrd Land.
The phenomenon has returned after 40 years.
Scientists find DNA samples in cave system around Mount Erebus volcano that cannot be identified.
Scientists recently discovered almost 100 'new' volcanoes under the ice.
The soon-to-be iceberg is moving faster than ever. It's a matter of "hours, days or weeks."
Some plants and animals on the continent are found nowhere else in the world. Now they’re under threat.
Rift on the ice shelf is now just eight miles from breaking away into an iceberg a quarter of the size of New Jersey.
When the fissure eventually splits off it will create one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded.