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Could the coldest, driest, windiest continent ever support the kinds of human communities seen elsewhere in the world?

Will Antarctica ever be habitable?

Could Antarctica, the coldest, driest, windiest continent ever support the kinds of human communities seen elsewhere in the world? (Image credit: Andrew Peacock via Getty Images) Antarctica is a freezing, inhospitable place, with average winter temperatures that plummet to minus 56 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 49 degrees Celsius), winds that reach 200 mph (321 km/h) and …

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Ghost Particles Crashing Into Antarctica Reveal Unseen Heart of Nearby Galaxy

Ghost Particles Crashing Into Antarctica Could Change Astronomy Forever

About 47 million light-years from where you’re sitting, the center of a black-hole-laden galaxy named NGC 1068 is spitting out streams of enigmatic particles. These “neutrinos” are also known as the elusive “ghost particles” that haunt our universe but leave little trace of their existence. Immediately after coming into being, bundles of these invisible bits …

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Ghost Particles Crashing Into Antarctica Reveal Unseen Heart of Nearby Galaxy

Ghost Particles Crashing Into Antarctica Reveal Unseen Heart of Nearby Galaxy

About 47 million light-years from where you’re sitting, the center of a black-hole-laden galaxy named NGC 1068 is spitting out streams of enigmatic particles. These “neutrinos,” otherwise known as the notoriously elusive “ghost particles,” haunt our universe but leave little trace of their existence. Immediately after coming into being, bundles of these invisible bits plunge …

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Antarctica's "doomsday glacier" could raise global sea levels by 10 feet.  Scientists say it's "holding on today by its fingernails."

Antarctica’s “doomsday glacier” could raise global sea levels by 10 feet. Scientists say it’s “holding on today by its fingernails.”

The loss of a glacier the size of Florida in Antarctica could wreak havoc on the world as scientists expect it would raise global sea levels up to 10 feet. It’s already melting at a fast rate — and scientists say its collapse may only increase rapidly in the coming years. The Thwaites Glacier is …

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Artemis I will deliver the first biology experiment to deep space  CNN

Artemis I will deliver the first biology experiment to deep space CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — When NASA’s Artemis I launches next week on a journey to the moon, no animals or people will be onboard, but it will still carry biological investigations to see how living things react …

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Huge Groundwater System Discovered Under Antarctica

The research team collected data in blistering cold of Antarctica for weeks to map the continent’s subsurface.Photo: Kerry Key Antarctica, far from just a sprawling mass of ice, is a geologically complex continent made of expansive glaciers, jagged bedrock, and, as new research finds, large amounts of groundwater. HAS study published today in the journal …

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