Extreme points of Earth
Scientists have discovered what is believed to be the world's northernmost landmass - a yet-to-be-named island north of Greenland that could soon be swallowed up by seawaters.
Researchers came upon the landmass on an expedition in July, and initially thought they had reached Oodaaq, up until now the northernmost island on the planet.
A former NASA astronaut who was the first American woman to walk in space has become the world's first woman to reach the deepest point on Earth.
36 years after my space walk, I became the first woman to dive to the deepest known spot in the ocean - the Challenger Deep. #WorldOceansDay pic.twitter.com/KWJxx4fBYR
— Kathy Sullivan (@AstroKDS) June 9, 2020
The Argentinean base of Esperanza, Antarctica, recorded the hottest day since temperature statistics began, the National Weather Service said.
Yesterday, at the Esperanza Research Station, temperatures rose to 18.3 degrees Celsius at noon.
The previous record was 17.5 degrees, measured on March 24, 2015.
The first project, dedicated to marine biology and definition of the species composition of the bottom ecosystems in Antarctica, is by the Bulgarian scientists, said in the city of Varna the hydrobiologist Prof. Lubomir Kenderov of the Sofia University, who was among the rapporteurs of the national anniversary forum of the Bulgarian Underwater Association.
A Turkish expedition team, departed for Antarctica to set up a temporary scientific research base, arrived in the world’s coldest continent on Feb. 4.
Turkey's 3rd national scientific expedition to Antarctica is set to begin next week for meteorological researches on the coldest continent on earth, according to an official statement.