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Illustration “The midnight sun over Early Triassic Antarctica” by Adrienne Stroup. Along the banks of a river, three archosaur inhabitants of the dense Voltzia conifer forest cross paths: Antarctanax shackletoni sneaks up on an early titanopetran insect, Prolacerta lazes on a log, and an enigmatic large archosaur pursues two unsuspecting dicynodonts, Lystrosaurus maccaigi.Adrienne Stroup/Field Museum.

Iguana-sized dinosaur cousin discovered in Antarctica

Almost 250 million years ago, Antarctica is believed to be covered in forests and rivers, and the temperature rarely dipped below freezing. It also had diverse...
Crevassing on the Foundation Ice Stream

Cause of long, potentially damaging channels on Antarctic ice shelves found

Glaciers in Antarctica are remote and difficult to review, which suggests a lot of regarding their behavior is unknown. These data gaps mean scientists...
New terrain map of Antarctica accurately depicts continent in "stunning detail

New terrain map of Antarctica accurately depicts continent in stunning detail

Up until now, we’ve had a better map of Mars than we’ve had of Antarctica. Now, scientists at the Ohio State University along with...

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