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When was the first expedition to the South Pole, who completed it and who else has made the journey? Over a century ago Roald Amundsen approached the southern-most place on Earth. With dozens of dogs and a handful of people, Amundsen finally reached the South Pole in December 1911. Today marks the 105th anniversary of that journey, which Google is celebrating with a Doodle. "In honour of that achievement, today's Doodle depicts the crew at the finish line, taking a moment to bask in the glory while the Antarctic wind whips outside their tent," said Google. Who was Roald Amundsen?...

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Dormant chasm has opened up and risks cutting the station off from the rest of the ice shelf Image: The British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI research station has recorded records data relevant to space weather, climate change, and atmospheric phenomena since 2012. Photograph: British Antarctic Survey. Britain is preparing to move its research station in the Antarctic 23km further inland because it is under threat from a growing crack in the ice. The British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI research station has recorded data relevant to space weather, climate change, and atmospheric phenomena from its site on the Brunt Ice Shelf...

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Antarctic, ClimateChange, Environment, Science, Sea Ice, Study -

Remember back in 2002 when a massive chunk of the Larsen Antarctic ice shelf broke off? Well, NASA scientists just found a very, very big crack in Larsen C, the last complete part of the shelf. Measuring in at just over 70 miles long and 300 feet wide, the rift extends downwards about half a mile. The Larsen ice shelf is/was comprised of three parts: Larsen A, Larsen B, and Larsen C. Larsen A, the smallest of the three, collapsed in ’95. Shortly after, in 2002, Larsen B began to fall apart, and researchers began to panic a little. And...

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