Antarctica is the fifth largest continent on planet Earth, and its inhabitants account for less than one percent of the world's population. Most of the ice on our planet is found in Antarctica, covering this land mass around the South Pole to an average depth of more than one mile. Only the mountains south of the Pacific Ocean are not fully covered with ice.
Authored by seh. Last updated 2014-10-26 10:04:06.
Antarctica currently hosts an ever-rotating group of scientists who study the unique and pristine environment there.However, Antarctica has no permanent residents and no native population.
Newly available archival film has revealed the eastern ice shelf of Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is melting faster than previous estimates, suggesting the shelf may collapse sooner than expected.
Science Daily. Mon, 02 Sep 2019 18:15:45 EDT.
Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution say that there is no chance that the iron-60 isotope they discovered in Antarctica was made by humans.
Daily Mail. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:35:32 GMT.