Antarctica

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Using a telescope installed at the driest place on earth, Antarctica's Ridge A, a UNSW-led team has identified the early stages of a giant cloud of molecular gas – the birthplace of stars.

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The temperature can get below minus 93 degrees on an Antarctic ridge near Dome A, where UNSW scientists operate an astronomical observatory, writes Michael Ashley.

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Inspired by Sir Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic expedition almost exactly a century ago, two UNSW Scientists have set off on a modern-day voyage to retrace the route taken by the Australian scientist and explorer. BLOG

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A UNSW-led team has uncovered the genetic secrets of extremophile microbes that can survive in temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees in the saltiest lake in Antarctica.

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To celebrate the centenary of Sir Douglas Mawson’s expedition to Antarctica, UNSW scientists are leading a modern-day voyage to retrace the route taken by the great Australian scientist and explorer.

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Professor Chris Turney will deliver the year's first Brainfood public lecture and announce plans for an expedition to Antarctica to retrace the footsteps of the great scientist and explorer Sir Douglas Mawson.

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Fast-flowing and narrow glaciers have the potential to trigger massive changes in the Antarctic ice sheet and contribute to rapid ice-sheet decay and sea-level rise, a new study has found.

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Antarctica might be the coldest, driest and windiest continent, but it holds a fascination for many including Michael Ashley, Professor of Astrophysics.

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UNSW's pioneering role in showing the unrealised potential of ground-based astronomy in Antarctica has been celebrated on a new Australian postage stamp.

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Space scientists from UNSW and China have built an unmanned observatory destined for what they hope is the world's best place for stargazing in Antarctica.

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