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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.
NASA observed that the iceberg’s sharp angles and the flat surface were an indication of the fact that it was probably “calved from the ice shelf.”(Jeremy Harbeck/NASA)
NASA observed that the iceberg’s sharp angles and the flat surface were an indication of the fact that it was probably “calved from the ice shelf.”(Jeremy Harbeck/NASA)

NASA spots not one but two rectangular icebergs in Antarctica

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2018 04:22 PM IST
Scientist Jeremy Harbeck spotted the icebergs
Airborne radar data were also collected to enable mapping of the bedrock topography hidden beneath the ice sheet.(Shutterstock)
Airborne radar data were also collected to enable mapping of the bedrock topography hidden beneath the ice sheet.(Shutterstock)

Hidden valleys and mountain ranges discovered under Antarctica ice

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, London
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 12:03 PM IST
Although there are extensive satellite data that help image the surface of the Earth and its deep interior, there was a gap around the South Pole area.
Denia in Spain is not just a gateway to Ibiza.(Shutterstock)
Denia in Spain is not just a gateway to Ibiza.(Shutterstock)

Travel agents reveal 7 of the best under-the-radar vacation spots

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 09:52 AM IST
Portugal and Antarctica are passé. Check out these secret vacation spots that are still under wraps and hence, uncrowded and unspoiled. Plan a trip ASAP, before word gets out.
Researchers at Germany’s Neumayer Station III say they have picked 3.6 kilograms of salad greens, 18 cucumbers and 70 radishes grown inside a high-tech greenhouse as temperatures outside dropped below -20 degrees Celsius.(AP)
Researchers at Germany’s Neumayer Station III say they have picked 3.6 kilograms of salad greens, 18 cucumbers and 70 radishes grown inside a high-tech greenhouse as temperatures outside dropped below -20 degrees Celsius.(AP)

Scientists harvest first vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

Associated Press, Berlin | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 06:38 PM IST
The vegetables were grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.
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