Antarctica Polar continent in the Earth's southern hemisphere
Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14,200,000 square kilometres, it is the fifth-largest continent and nearly twice the size of Australia. At 0.00008 people per square kilometre, it is by far the least densely populated continent. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages 1.9 km in thickness, which extends to all but the northernmost reaches of the Antarctic Peninsula.
NASA, Australia in Antarctic ice project A world-leading NASA mission to survey ice levels in east Antarctica will for the first time leave from Australia. SBS - Published 3 weeks ago
In Mawson's footsteps: explorer attempts to break Antarctic record Polar explorer Geoff Wilson hates the cold and heights, but next month he will attempt to scale the highest spot in Antarctica and reach the coldest place on earth. The Age - Published on October 18, 2019
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How Australia and France can help create an Antarctic legacy It is 30 years since Australia and France blocked oil and gas exploration in Antarctica.They're moving again to save one of the planet's truly wild places. The Age - Published on October 17, 2019
A 'gigantic' 315 billion tonne piece of ice has broken loose from Antarctica The "carving" is part of the normal life cycle of ice shelves and not due to global warming, scientists have said. SBS - Published on October 1, 2019 A piece of ice the size of urban Sydney has broken loose from Antarctica The "carving" is part of the normal life cycle of ice shelves and not due to global warming, scientists have said. SBS - Published on October 1, 2019
Australia re-commits to keeping Antarctic free of mining, military Signatories of the Antarctic Treaty, including Australia, have renewed their 60-year commitment to keep the continent free of military and mining activities. SBS - Published on July 11, 2019
Aussie researchers plan Antarctic swim Australian researchers on Antarctica are planning to take a dip in the frozen continent's icy waters to mark the winter solstice. SBS - Published on June 20, 2019
Satellites reveal drought, Antarctic woes New satellite data processed by Australian scientists has painted a troubling picture of drought across the mainland and Tasmania, and ice loss in Antarctica. SBS - Published on June 13, 2019 Antarctic's world-first VR experience A world-first virtual reality project is being developed in Adelaide, showing the effects of climate change and Sir Ernest Shackleton historical polar journey. SBS - Published on June 1, 2019 You Might Like