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Antarctica - Pictures, Facts, History and Travel

antarctica mapbulletMaybe you've been to Antarctica to work or on a cruise and want to reminisce

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bulletFind out what you will see, where you'll go and what you need to take in the Antarctica travel guide

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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

Adelie penguins on sea-icePictures of Penguins

Antarctic Huskies

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Nacreous clouds above McMurdo Base, McMurdo Sound - Picture courtesy Alan Light

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.
Aurora Australis From Space May 24th 2010 - Photograph courtesy Johnson Space Center/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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Antarctic Shrine - Standish Backus

The Antarctic Shrine - Standish Backus
Sir Ernest Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition of 1907 hut at Cape Royds, Ross Island. Units of Task Force 43 may be seen several miles off Cape Royds fighting their way through frozen McMurdo Sound behind an icebreaker toward the base at Hut Point. In the background mountains fifty miles away in Victoria Land are pictured. 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, Anartica or Antartic - but also Antártida  l'Antarctique  Antarktika   南極洲  القارة القطبية الجنوبية   Antártica  Антарктида  南極