[

antarctica

]
The Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity successfully accepted the research paper for publication this week. Image courtesy: Twitter

Scientists from Punjab University discover new plant species in Antarctica

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2021 07:47 AM IST
The scientists have named the species 'Bryum Bharatiensis' as a tribute to goddess Saraswati, who is also known as 'Bharati'.
The Antarctic Peninsula is among the fastest-warming regions of the planet, almost 3°C over the last 50 years, the UN agency said. (Pauline Askin / REUTERS)
The Antarctic Peninsula is among the fastest-warming regions of the planet, almost 3°C over the last 50 years, the UN agency said. (Pauline Askin / REUTERS)

Antarctica hits record temperature of 18.3°C, UN confirms report

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2021 06:12 AM IST
According to the UN agency, the high temperatures in Antarctica are a result of a large high-pressure system creating "fohn conditions", which are downslope winds creating significant surface warming.
Iceberg A-76 measures around 170 kilometers (105 miles) long and 25 kilometers (15 miles) wide. That's larger than New York’s Long Island and half the size of Puerto Rico. (Representative image)(AP)
Iceberg A-76 measures around 170 kilometers (105 miles) long and 25 kilometers (15 miles) wide. That's larger than New York’s Long Island and half the size of Puerto Rico. (Representative image)(AP)

World’s largest iceberg, 3 times the size of Delhi, breaks off in Antarctica

Bloomberg | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2021 01:52 PM IST
Iceberg A-76 calved from the western side of the Ronne Ice Shelf in Antarctica and is now floating on the Weddell Sea, the European Space Agency said.
The discovery appears to go against all previous theories of what kind of life could survive in such an extreme condition.(British Antarctic Survey)
The discovery appears to go against all previous theories of what kind of life could survive in such an extreme condition.(British Antarctic Survey)

Researchers accidentally discover extreme life beneath Antarctica’s ice shelves

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 05:55 PM IST
Dr Huw Griffiths, marine biologist and lead author of the study, said that the stationary animals are like sponges and potentially several previously unknown species.
Paul Grisham and his wife Carole Salazar look over his wallet and the items that were inside when he lost it in Antarctica back in 1968 at their home in the San Carlos neighborhood of San Diego, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (AP)
Paul Grisham and his wife Carole Salazar look over his wallet and the items that were inside when he lost it in Antarctica back in 1968 at their home in the San Carlos neighborhood of San Diego, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (AP)

Wallet lost in Antarctica found 53 years later

AP | By HT Correspondent, California
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 03:01 AM IST
  • Grisham, who joined the Navy in 1948, was sent to Antarctica as part of Operation Deep Freeze, which supported scientists.
The team was given a formal send off at the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) in Vasco town of South Goa on Monday by senior officials of the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research , the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and the India Post, which has released a special stamp to mark the occasion. In picture - Indian research base Bharati in Antarctica.(NCPOR)
The team was given a formal send off at the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) in Vasco town of South Goa on Monday by senior officials of the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research , the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and the India Post, which has released a special stamp to mark the occasion. In picture - Indian research base Bharati in Antarctica.(NCPOR)

Scientific expedition team of 43 members to leave for Antarctica from Goa on January 6

Panaji | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:45 PM IST
The team comprises scientists, engineers, doctors and technicians and is led by three polar veterans, said Javed Beg, group director (Antarctic Operations and Infrastructure) at the National Centre for Polar and Oceanic Research (NCPOR) in Goa.
Research and military stations in Antarctica had gone to extraordinary lengths in recent months to keep the virus out, canceling tourism, scaling back activities and staff and locking down facilities.(via REUTERS)
Research and military stations in Antarctica had gone to extraordinary lengths in recent months to keep the virus out, canceling tourism, scaling back activities and staff and locking down facilities.(via REUTERS)

Coronavirus reaches end of earth as first outbreak hits Antarctica

Santiago | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 07:01 AM IST
Chile’s armed forces said at least 36 people had been infected at its Bernardo O’Higgins base, including 26 army personnel and 10 civilian contractors conducting maintenance at the base.
If it remains on its current path, the iceberg could ground in the shallow waters offshore, threatening wildlife, including penguins and seals.(HT file photo for representation)
If it remains on its current path, the iceberg could ground in the shallow waters offshore, threatening wildlife, including penguins and seals.(HT file photo for representation)

Giant iceberg expected to collide with South Georgia this month

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 10:04 PM IST
According to the findings, the iceberg has been travelling thousands of kilometers from the Larsen C ice shelf, in Antarctica, since 2017 and now is around at a distance of 120 km from South Georgia.
Imtiaz Ali-Ida Ali’s pictures from Antarctica trip are all things dreamy, exotic and father-daughter goals(Instagram/imtiazaliofficial)
Imtiaz Ali-Ida Ali’s pictures from Antarctica trip are all things dreamy, exotic and father-daughter goals(Instagram/imtiazaliofficial)

Imtiaz Ali-Ida Ali’s pictures from Antarctica trip are all things dreamy, exotic and father-daughter goals

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 06:07 PM IST
Not for the faint-hearted: Imtiaz Ali gives fans a glimpse into his life changing travel experience with daughter Ida Ali at the Antarctica, earlier this year and we can’t help but wish for a similar surreal trip to the snow-covered peaks and glaciers in the frozen wilderness of the South Pole
Antarctica remains the only continent without Covid-19 and now in Sept. 2020, as nearly 1,000 scientists and others who wintered over on the ice are seeing the sun for the first time in months, a global effort wants to make sure incoming colleagues don't bring the virus with them.(AP)
Antarctica remains the only continent without Covid-19 and now in Sept. 2020, as nearly 1,000 scientists and others who wintered over on the ice are seeing the sun for the first time in months, a global effort wants to make sure incoming colleagues don't bring the virus with them.(AP)

Antarctica is still free of Covid-19. Can it stay that way?

JOHANNESBURG | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 10:47 PM IST
From the UK’s Rothera Research Station off the Antarctic peninsula that curls toward the tip of South America, field guide Rob Taylor described what it’s like in “our safe little bubble.”
Antarctica’s ice shelves face the risk of collapse(Twitter/CursedModernism)
Antarctica’s ice shelves face the risk of collapse(Twitter/CursedModernism)

Satellite images show fractures in Antarctica’s ice shelves, risk collapse as the climate warms

London | By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 12:41 PM IST
Antarctica’s ice shelves, the size of US and Mexico combined, are on the verge of splitting amid global warming
An iceberg floats along the water, close to Fournier Bay, in Antarctica.(Reuters File Photo)
An iceberg floats along the water, close to Fournier Bay, in Antarctica.(Reuters File Photo)

Warming waters drive unprecedented algal blooms in Antarctica, scientists find

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 09:10 AM IST
The blooms occurred in October-November of 2017 during the austral summer and spring in the southern hemisphere.
A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the moon travels through the faint penumbral portion of the earth’s shadow.(PTI)
A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the moon travels through the faint penumbral portion of the earth’s shadow.(PTI)

Lunar eclipse 2020: What is a penumbral lunar eclipse?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 01:05 PM IST
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the earth’s umbra or the central, dark part of its shadow obscures all of the moon’s surface. A partial lunar eclipse can be seen when only part of the moon’s surface is obscured by earth’s umbra.
Aerosol filter samplers probe the air over the Southern Ocean on the Australian Marine National Facility’s R/V Investigator(Photo Credit: Kathryn Moore / Colorado State University)
Aerosol filter samplers probe the air over the Southern Ocean on the Australian Marine National Facility’s R/V Investigator(Photo Credit: Kathryn Moore / Colorado State University)

Scientists identify the cleanest air on Earth. Find out where

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com |Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 12:11 AM IST
The study suggests that the Southern Ocean that encircles Antarctica is one of very few places on Earth that has been minimally affected by anthropogenic or human activities.
The Greg Mortimer departed March 15 on a voyage to Antarctica and South Georgia that was titled In Shackleton’s Footsteps.(auroraexpeditions.com--ship’s operator)
The Greg Mortimer departed March 15 on a voyage to Antarctica and South Georgia that was titled In Shackleton’s Footsteps.(auroraexpeditions.com--ship’s operator)

Covid-19 breaks out on cruise ship bound for Antarctica

Montevideo, Uruguay | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2020 07:30 AM IST
Of 217 people tested on the vessel, 128 were positive for the coronavirus that causes the disease and 89 tested negative, Aurora Expeditions said.
A man walks in a corridor near a sign with instructions about the coronavirus and social distancing in Sydney, on March 31.(Reuters Photo)
A man walks in a corridor near a sign with instructions about the coronavirus and social distancing in Sydney, on March 31.(Reuters Photo)

Coronavirus has affected millions, but these countries are still free from it

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 01:49 PM IST
The residents of these remote places are, however, preparing themselves in the wake of the global outbreak of coronavirus.
The image shows the snow being covered in red colour.(Facebook)
The image shows the snow being covered in red colour.(Facebook)

Snow in Antarctica mysteriously turns blood red. Here’s what happened

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 06:14 PM IST
Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science took to Facebook to explain why this happened.
Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

Antarctica’s melting glacier may put coastal cities around the world at risk

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 04:11 PM IST
Scientists working on the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica have recorded, for the first time, unusually warm water beneath a glacier the size of Florida that is already melting and contributing to a rise in sea levels. Read more about it...
The temperature of was just a little bit above freezing point.(Twitter/@LewisPugh)
The temperature of was just a little bit above freezing point.(Twitter/@LewisPugh)

In a first, man swims under Antarctic ice sheet. This is why he did it

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2020 08:42 PM IST
Lewis Pugh swam while wearing only swimming trunks, a cap, and goggles.
Debris believed by the Chilean Air Force to be from a Hercules C-130 military cargo plane that crashed this week and went missing, is seen in the Drake Passage or Sea of Hoces, Mid-Sea in this undated handout received on December 11, 2019. Fuerza Aerea de Chile (Chilean Air Force) /via REUTERS(via REUTERS)
Debris believed by the Chilean Air Force to be from a Hercules C-130 military cargo plane that crashed this week and went missing, is seen in the Drake Passage or Sea of Hoces, Mid-Sea in this undated handout received on December 11, 2019. Fuerza Aerea de Chile (Chilean Air Force) /via REUTERS(via REUTERS)

Chile: Plane that vanished en route to Antarctica found

Santiago | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 06:56 AM IST
An international team of searchers continued the hunt, while officials on shore said they would use DNA analysis to identify the crash victims.
Antarctica is the world’s fifth largest continent.(Shutterstock)
Antarctica is the world’s fifth largest continent.(Shutterstock)

Antarctica, Earth’s heart

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 02:50 PM IST
Expanding and contracting like the beating of the heart, Antarctica is the world’s fifth largest continent bigger than Oceania and Europe.
On Half Moon Island, chinstrap penguins -- named for the black stripe on their chin -- strut about in the spring breeding season, raising their beaks and screeching from their rocky nests. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)
On Half Moon Island, chinstrap penguins -- named for the black stripe on their chin -- strut about in the spring breeding season, raising their beaks and screeching from their rocky nests. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)

In Antarctica, tourists swim among penguins in frigid water

Half Moon Island, Antarctica | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 12:59 PM IST
Antarctica’s vulnerability is attracting a large number of visitors, with tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of what one day might be gone.
Minecraft is a sandbox game where players can modify their virtual world at will. 3D blocks of pixels can be used to create a home, city, or entire civilisation.
Minecraft is a sandbox game where players can modify their virtual world at will. 3D blocks of pixels can be used to create a home, city, or entire civilisation.

Minecraft@10: Crafting castles on the web

Hindustan Times | By Natasha Rego
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 02:02 PM IST
To mark the decade, Mojang has announced free-to-download releases, including a Minecraft Classic version with all the original bugs.
In a bid to show just cold it is people are posting videos showing them throwing boiling water in the cold air only to watch it turn into icy vapour within seconds.(Screengrab.)
In a bid to show just cold it is people are posting videos showing them throwing boiling water in the cold air only to watch it turn into icy vapour within seconds.(Screengrab.)

People in US are throwing boiling water in Polar Vortex air. See what happens

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 09:01 PM IST
Videos and photos showing train tracks in Chicago set on fire are also circulating online.
Snow covers the Ohio Street Beach at dawn in Chicago, Illinois.(Bloomberg)
Snow covers the Ohio Street Beach at dawn in Chicago, Illinois.(Bloomberg)

Colder than Antarctica: Brutal deep freeze grips US Midwest

Chicago | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 11:28 PM IST
The National Weather service said the temperature in Chicago dropped on Wednesday morning to minus 19 degrees, breaking the previous record low for the day set in 1966.
The recently discovered cold super-Earth exoplanet orbiting around the red dwarf Barnard -- the second closest star system to Earth -- has the potential to harbour primitive life, says a study.(Getty Images/Representative Image)
The recently discovered cold super-Earth exoplanet orbiting around the red dwarf Barnard -- the second closest star system to Earth -- has the potential to harbour primitive life, says a study.(Getty Images/Representative Image)

Newly discovered super-Earth exoplanet may harbour alien life

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 01:10 PM IST
Barnard b (or GJ 699 b) is a super-Earth with a minimum of 3.2 Earth masses. It orbits its red star every 233 days near the snow-line, a distance where water freezes.
Prime Minister Modi had handed over the Tricolour to Arunima Sinha, marking the beginning of her expedition to Mount Vinson, Antarctica(Sourced)
Prime Minister Modi had handed over the Tricolour to Arunima Sinha, marking the beginning of her expedition to Mount Vinson, Antarctica(Sourced)

Arunima becomes world’s first woman amputee to scale Mt Vinson

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2019 08:34 AM IST
The world’s first woman amputee who climbed Mount Vinson (highest peak of Antarctica).
IPS Aparna Kumar(HT Photo)
IPS Aparna Kumar(HT Photo)

UP cadre IPS Aparna Kumar to be the first serving officer to reach south pole

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow:
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2019 12:49 PM IST
Mother of two, Aparna has already become the first officer of the All India Services to have successfully scaled Antarctica’s highest peak Mount Vinson Massif in 2016 and then climbed Mount Manaslu in the west-central part of Nepal in 2017.
Colin O'Brady, of Portland., Ore., in Antarctica. He has become the first person to traverse Antarctica alone without any assistance. O'Brady finished the 932-mile (1,500-kilometer) journey across the continent in 54 days, lugging his supplies on a sled as he skied in bone-chilling temperatures.(AP Photo)
Colin O'Brady, of Portland., Ore., in Antarctica. He has become the first person to traverse Antarctica alone without any assistance. O'Brady finished the 932-mile (1,500-kilometer) journey across the continent in 54 days, lugging his supplies on a sled as he skied in bone-chilling temperatures.(AP Photo)

US explorer Colin O’Brady becomes first person to complete solo trek across Antarctica

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2018 09:31 AM IST
Colin O’Brady said he made the decision over breakfast to finish his journey in one continuous push.
Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than ever. (File Photo)
Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than ever. (File Photo)

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits close to Antarctica: USGS

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 08:29 AM IST
A magnitude 7.1 quake struck on Monday in the southern Pacific Ocean.
SHARE
  • 1
  • 2
  • ...
Story Saved