Alison Zylstra

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Coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth in Antarctica: -94.7C (-135.8F)

Newly analysed Nasa satellite data from east Antarctica shows Earth has set a new record for coldest temperature ever recorded: -94.7C (-135.8F).<p>It happened in August 2010 when it hit -94.7C (-135.8F). Then on 31 July of this year, it came close again: -92.9C (-135.3F).<p>The old record had been …

The Guardian lays claim to Antarctica – in pictures

Journalists <b>Alok Jha</b> and <b>Laurence Topham</b> have landed in Antarctica with the 2013 Australasian Antarctic Expedition

On thin ice: the longest drive ever attempted over sea ice in Antarctica

Last week, two teams from the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) reached Douglas Mawson's huts on Cape Denison in East Antarctica. Each 130km return drive was the longest ever undertaken across sea ice in Antarctica – in normal circumstances people working here travel these distances in planes …

Russian ship still trapped in Antarctica as Australian vessel makes way to offer help

An Australian ship is making its way to Antarctica to help free a Russian vessel trapped for days in thick ice<p>Gusty snow showers which hampered visibility on Monday forced back an <b>Australian</b> icebreaker struggling to reach a scientific expedition ship stranded off Antarctica, and also prevented a …

Researchers Have Uncovered Century-Old Negatives at Scott’s Hut in Antarctica

Antarctic Heritage Trust preservationists working to conserve artifacts at Scott’s Hut in Antarctica recently discovered nearly 100-year-old …

Frozen in Time: Century-Old Photos Discovered in Antarctica

Conservationists have extracted 22 century-old images from a box of photo negatives they discovered in Antarctica earlier in 2013.<p>The Antarctic …