When the Pine Island Glacier melts, it could trigger even more ice to melt and raise global sea levels.
The results could transform scientists’ understanding of how low temperatures can go on the Earth’s surface.
As the U.S. and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere mark the summer solstice, Australia, Antarctica and others are in the middle of winter.
Knowing how much ice Antarctica is losing is critical to understanding how climate change will affect humanity both now and in the future.
“It’s so flat and white and boring in every direction but underneath you is a mountain range as big as the Pyrenees.”
They are some of the last unexplored parts on Earth; the largest is more than 200 miles long.
The first member of the flock to spy the recording object goes in for a close-up, before a friend tries to hijack his spot.
The minke whale camera is part of an ongoing effort to better protect Antarctica’s whale feeding areas.
A new technique compiled hundreds of thousands of images over seven years.
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.