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Polar continent in the Earth's southern hemisphere

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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.

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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

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

▶ Videos for Antarctica


Earth Just Had The Hottest September Ever Recorded [Video]Earth Just Had The Hottest September Ever Recorded

Earth just saw its hottest September ever recorded, reports HuffPost.com. It was marked by extreme weather, spotty rainfall and shrinking polar ice caps. As a whole, the month was about 1.02 degrees..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

This 'Antarctic Sabbatical' - the trip that turns you into a polar researcher [Video]This 'Antarctic Sabbatical' - the trip that turns you into a polar researcher

'Antarctic researcher' is one of those jobs no one actually expects to get. Like astronaut or MI6 agent we might have fantasised about it as kids - a starry-eyed mentor might even have told us to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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