Antarctica Current Affairs - 2020

ASTHROS Mission: Football Stadium sized balloons of NASA to study Cosmos

NASA is to launch ASTHROS Mission from Antarctica in December 2023. The mission is to spend three weeks observing air currents above the continent. Highlights The ASTHROS Mission will send a football stadium sized balloons into the stratosphere. The balloon will observe wavelengths of invisible light from the earth. The balloon has a telescope, sub Read More…

68 Million Years Old Egg discovered from Antarctica

In 2011, on the Seymour Island of Antarctica, a group of scientists from South American Nation Chile discovered a fossil 200 meters away from the spot where the fossil of a 10-meter long Mosasaur (an ancient reptile) was unearthed. The fossil, since then was kept at a museum in Chile and was named ‘The Thing’ Read More…

Amery Ice Shelf: Increase by 24% by 2021

The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research has predicted that the Amery Ice Shelf is to expand 24% by 2021. The Ice Shelf would expand another 24% by 2026. Highlights The NCPOR observations is based on 16 year-long satellite observations. This covered 60,000 sq km of the Amery Ice Shelf. Amery Ice Shelf Amery Read More…

Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANTIA) finds high energy particles from ice

The NASA researchers have found high energy particles erupting from ice in the Antarctic region. The researchers believe that these particles are proof to parallel universe. ANTIA The ANTIA is high-energy cosmic neutrino that detect radio pulses that are being emitted by Antarctic ice sheet. The neutrinos in the ice produce radio pulses due to Read More…

Antarctica recorded the hottest temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius

The World Meteorological Organization announced that for the first time in record Antarctica has recorded its hottest temperature ever, 20.75 Degree Celsius. So far, the highest was 18.3 Degrees Celsius that was recorded in January 1982. Highlights The higher temperatures were influenced by shifts in El Nino and Ocean Currents. According to United Nations scientists, Read More…