Dana, the boat driver spots a seal in the distance and slowly maneuvers through the ice to let everyone get a good look. Site Editors: Tony Greicius, Randal Jackson, Naomi Hartono. Seals grunt and whales do acrobatics.
You make it to land and watch as hundreds of penguins waddle by. But if you look really closely, you can see Earth and the moon here, too! Date of discovery: Sept 23, 2019 Location of discovery: Antarctica Google Coordinates: 74° 3'44.57"S 103°16'4.79"W I was looking at Google Earth in the Antarctica region and found four underground base facilities located within 1km of each other. (Image credit: Digital Mapping System/NASA), (Image credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team), (Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data from Miguel Román, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center), (Image credit: Goddard/Arizona State University/NASA), (Image credit: JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/NASA), (Image credit: JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/NASA).
Snow covered peaks tower in the distance as we make our way through a channel.
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Due to its shape, this type of cloud formation is often referred to as an "anvil cloud.
Chinstrap Penguins are easy to spot with the thin black “strap” under their chins.
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Here we cruised by this group of sleepy Crabeater seals. Full Story: Wow!
When you’re out paddling in Antarctica, there’s no sound of an engine behind you.
It’s time to stretch our legs after the long days aboard the ship.
Here in a quiet bay, icebergs tower above us in all directions.
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Email Hanneke Weitering at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her @hannekescience. This picture was taken on December 8, 1990. Chunks on ice float around the sea making for the perfect place for seals to take a nap after a long day of hunting for food. Would you ever spend the night in Antarctica? It was founded in 1923 after discovery of rich gold and uranium deposits.
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