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Antarctica - Pictures, Facts and Travel

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Antarctica mountains, more pictures in the galleryAntarctic Pictures Gallery - The skies can be very clear and it feels like you can see forever in Antarctica some days, it's the windiest and highest continent as well as the coldest

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nacreous cloudsA Solar Pillar, Antarctica produces many atmospheric phenomena, this one is produced by tiny air-borne ice crystals reflecting the sun forming a pillar that moves from side to side with the observer.

Antarctica, composite polar day shotComposite image of Antarctica and southern hemisphere, South America (top left), Africa (top right) and Australia / New Zealand (bottom right). The earth could never be viewed in this way as in reality one half of this view would be in daylight and the other in darkness.

 Picture of an aurora as seen from the International Space Station.Satellite Image of the Aurora Australis, Sept 11th 2005 - Photograph courtesy NASA

Ice sheets contain a record of hundreds of thousands of years of past climate, trapped in the ancient snow. Scientists recover this climate history by drilling cores in the ice, up to 3,500 meters (11,000 feet) deep.

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Ice Breaker Penetrating the Ice Pack - Standish Backus
Watercolor on paper, 1956. Pack ice consists of massed fragments of sea ice drifting with wind and current. The icebreaker Eastwind is represented towing a non ice-strengthened fuel and stores ship YOG-34 through the Ross Sea pack, overhead a helicopter scouts the ice conditions. Picture courtesy The Naval History & Heritage Command - USA

The Erebus glacier comes down the slopes of Mt. Erebus into the sea off the coast of Ross Island as an 11-12 km long ice tongue. It is a serrated, blue-rimmed "knife" extending into the snow and ice-covered McMurdo Sound. The smooth white expanse is the frozen Southern Ocean. Photograph courtesy  of NASA / GSFC / METI / ERSDAC / JAROS, and the U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team.

It's Antarctica or Antarctic - not Antartica or Antartic - but also Antártida  l'Antarctique  Antarktika   南極洲  القارة القطبية الجنوبية   Antártica  Антарктида  南極