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While warm weather and tropical storms hit the U.S., a strong blast of Antarctic snow blanketed the lowlands of Tasmania, Australia, and dropped temps into to the single digits ❄️

New on the Quanta YouTube channel: In 2012, John Priscu’s team drilled into a lake under 800 meters of Antarctic ice. What they found has shaped our search for life on Mars, Europa and beyond.

There are now half a million Emperor Penguins dotting the Antarctic ice, where it's still completely dark. The survival of their colonies depends on how well that ice holds up. (via ) @guardian 

Poop stains visible from space reveal hidden colonies of Antarctic penguins

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While warm weather and tropical storms hit the U.S., a strong blast of Antarctic snow blanketed the lowlands of Tasmania, Australia, and dropped temps into to the single digits ❄️

Along the Antarctic coast, icebergs regularly break away from glaciers and plunge into the nutrient-rich waters below. Carried by currents and wind, these icebergs can scrape the seafloor, wiping out the marine communities in their paths. via @GlacierHub 

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While warm weather and tropical storms hit the U.S., a strong blast of Antarctic snow blanketed the lowlands of Tasmania, Australia, and dropped temps into to the single digits ❄️

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Hmm, if you get over 200k we’ll ask the Captain if you can join our expedition to the Antarctic and dance with the penguins. have happened #StrangerThings 

When the Greenland & Antarctic ice sheets melt, sea levels will rise to the Statue of Liberty’s iPad.

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A particle called a neutrino was detected on Earth, found by sensors deep in the Antarctic ice, and traced to its source for the first time. Neutrinos are known as "ghost particles" because they can pass through solid objects.

I don't want to be an alarmist, but these are the facts: Antarctic ice loss in 1979: 40 billion tons per year. Antarctic ice loss in 2017: 252 billion tons per year.

Why are these Antarctic penguins starving to death?

A penguin in the Antarctic gave researchers a surprise when it paid them a flying visit

We just experienced the hottest year on record. How do we know? By analyzing land, sea and Antarctic data:

A crack in an Antarctic ice shelf grew 11 miles in 6 days. Basically, earth is saying it’s not me, it’s you. #MakeThePlanetGreatAgain 

Antarctic scientists go chasing waterfalls—and discover rivers and lakes they’re unused to, writes

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