Showing posts with label South Pole. Show all posts
Showing posts with label South Pole. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Strange phenomenon under Africa threatens to flip Earth’s magnetic field

Earth’s magnetic field
Earth’s magnetic field is decaying at such a rapid rate that scientists think the poles may flip. New research shows the most significant weakening is happening under Africa, in an area called the ‘South Atlantic Anomaly.’

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Pôle sud: la Chine ouvre sa 4e station scientifique

La Chine a ouvert sa quatrième station scientifique baptisée Taishan en Antarctique, rapporte samedi l'agence Chine nouvelle se référant au bureau national des affaires océaniques.

Située à 2.600 m d'altitude entre les stations chinoises Zhongshan et Kunlun, la nouvelle base scientifique fonctionnera pendant la période estivale pendant les 15 prochaines années. Elle pourra accueillir jusqu'à 20 personnes. La station est dotée d'une piste d'atterrissage.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Maori monument unveiled in snow-stricken Antarctica (VIDEO, PHOTOS RT)



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Despite being over 2,000 miles from New Zealand’s capital Wellington, the country has decided to unveil a bizarrely placed Maori statue in the depths of Antarctica, celebrating with a present of whisky from a 100-year-old frozen hoard.
Prime Minister John Key and Ngai Tahu tribal leader Sir Mark Solomon both unveiled the Maori artifact as part of celebrations in New Zealand surrounding the 56th anniversary of Antarctic research facility Scott Base.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Friday, January 04, 2013

Who has the right to Antarctic?

Next century may see replotting in the Antarctic. As soon as scientists find ways of extracting oil and gas from under layers of ice 1 kilometre thick, at least 30 countries will make claims on the sixth continent. At present scientists continue working on the southernmost continent where they mainly study the resource base.


Huge resources of oil and gas are hidden under the ice cover of the Antarctic. It is a proved fact but at present the development of these fields is too difficult and unprofitable. In addition, many countries are held back by the status of a continent. According to the treaty on the Antarctic, no one has the right either to draw state borders there or develop mineral deposits.

China begins journey to South Pole

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A Chinese research group has arrived at the Antarctic to start the 29th scientific expedition, with the goal of establishing China’s fourth base in the region.
Thinking about the South Pole, images of furry little animals, big chunks of iceberg and imposing auroras may spring to mind.
The reality on the ground, however, is quite different.

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