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India’s 35-year-old research station in Antarctica needs urgent upgrades, says NCPOR director

April 23, 2022 2:40 pm

India has two operational research stations at the South Pole — Maitri and Bharati. Dakshin Gangotri, the first station built before 1985, is now operating as a base transit camp mainly for supplying goods.

Who is Akshay Nanavati, the former US Marine who skied a treacherous Antarctica glacier?

April 18, 2022 9:10 pm

Nanavati’s secret is a philosophy he calls ‘Fearvana’ — the idea that fear, stress and anxiety “are not your enemy” and can instead be transformed into “your greatest allies” for success.

‘Major discovery’ beneath Antarctic seas: A giant icefish breeding colony

January 17, 2022 1:07 pm

The discovery of the nests raises even more questions. How often are the nests built, and are they reused? Do the fish die after the eggs hatch?

Total solar eclipse thrills in Antarctica, surrounding regions

December 05, 2021 5:20 pm

The solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the face of the sun, partially or completely blocking it out from the Earth's perspective.

How Maori arrival in New Zealand was frozen in Antarctic ice

October 07, 2021 12:08 pm

By studying particulate matter in ice cores, scientists can pinpoint past events such as major fires, volcanic eruptions and even industrial smelting.

India backs move to designate East Antarctica, Weddell Sea as Marine Protected Areas

October 01, 2021 2:11 pm

Earth Sciences Minister Jitendra Singh said the two proposed MPAs are essential to regulate illegal unreported and unregulated fishing.

KBC 13's first crorepati Himani Bundela names Antarctica's highest peak correctly; can you?

August 31, 2021 12:24 pm

The visually-impaired math correctly answered the question to win a prize money of Rs 6,40,000. She later went on to win Rs 1 crore on the show

UN agency confirms record heat of 18.3 degrees Celsius in Antarctica

July 02, 2021 11:12 pm

The previous record for the Antarctic region was 17.5 degrees Celsius, recorded on March 24, 2015, at the Esperanza station.

Antarctica gives birth to world's largest iceberg

May 20, 2021 11:37 pm

The newly calved berg, designated A-76 by scientists, was spotted in recent satellite images captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, the space agency said in a statement posted on its website with a photo of the enormous, oblong ice sheet.

Explained: Why Covid-19 in Antarctica is not an Indian worry yet

December 30, 2020 2:55 pm

Antarctica is uninhabited except for those manning the nearly 60 permanent stations established by several countries, including India, for carrying out scientific research.


In Greenland, a glacier's collapse shows climate impact

September 21, 2018 6:53 am

The March mission was part of NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) project, a five-year, $30 million effort aimed at improving sea level rise projections by understanding how warming oceans are melting ice sheets from below - the most ambitious research on the subject to date