An Aeroflot Il-14 from the the Soviet Union that crashed in Molodyozhnaya, Antarctica on January 2, 1979. The engine experienced engine failure shortly after takeoff, killing four of the seven people on board.
The crash site is well-preserved because of the cold, and the inability to remove the debris.
This a recently found large crater in Antarctica, that was created by a 50 kilometres wide space rock 250 million years ago, and contributed to, or caused the Permian-Triassic extinction, the greatest mass extinction on Earth.
The crater is about 500 kilometres wide, and is now buried beneath 1 kilometre of ice. It was found by looking at differences in density that show up in gravity me...
Dome A or Dome Argus is an Antarctic plateau located 1200 kilometres inland. It is thought to be one of the coldest naturally occurring places on Earth, with temperatures believed to reach -90 °C. It is the highest ice feature in Antarctica, comprising a dome or eminence of just over 4,000 m elevation, located near the centre of East Antarctica and approximately midway between the head of Lambe...
McMurdo Station is an American Antarctic research center located on the southern tip of Ross Island on the shore of McMurdo Sound, 2,200 miles (3,500 km) due south of New Zealand. It is operated by the United States through the United States Antarctic Program, a branch of the National Science Foundation. The station is the largest community in Antarctica, capable of supporting up to 1,258 resid...
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