Antarctica is a fascinating, mysterious place. Discovered less than 200 years ago by Charles Wilkes, our southernmost continent is still revealing its secrets to us today.We wouldn't know anything about this remote, other-worldly place if it weren't for the fearless and endlessly curious explorers who have made the long trek south.
Seeing the Northern Lights – also known as Aurora Borealis – is a bucket-list item for many people. And no wonder: The naturally occurring phenomenon completely transforms the Arctic sky.Fantastic shades of green and blue, and sometimes even yellows, pinks, and reds, create giant, illuminated ribbons that dance across the sky.
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Here's still a lot of things we don't know about Antarctica. The last discovered and least explored continent of Antarctica holds many mysteries, but the things early explorers and modern-day scientists have discovered are quite amazing.From alien-finding bacteria to animals tapping into the Earth's magnetic field, here are 10 of the top scientific discoveries in Antarctica.
The Arctic and Antarctica might seem quite similar at first glance: Mountainous, snow-covered landscapes and icebergs, whales, and nesting seabirds by the tens of thousands. But they are polar opposites – literally – and in many other ways you might not expect.
Each Summer during June or July, Poseidon Expeditions begins its North Pole season. The international expedition team leads three voyages a year to the geographic North Pole, hosting travelers from across the globe.Passengers board the 75,000-horsepower, nuclear-powered icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory, in Murmansk, Russia, and crush their way through the Barents Sea, where whales are a common sight, and Arctic ice as they head toward 90° North Latitude.
What thoughts come to mind when you think of the Arctic?
Cold. Bare. Gray.While the northernmost parts of our planet are cold, many of the other common beliefs about the region are often quite far from the facts.
When summer arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, there's only one place Jan Bryde wants to be: In the middle of the Arctic Ocean, high atop the world at the North Pole.Send Bryde an email in July or August and you'll be greeted with the charming and mysterious auto-response "Dear Friends, same as every year: summertime = North Pole time!".