South pole science

Antarctica is like nowhere else on Earth, and its extreme conditions make it the perfect lab for some pretty cool physics.

1. Ice, Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate Rated: 5/5 by physics.org users

Ice, Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate

Why the South Pole is a great place to study our planet's climate.

2. South Pole Telescope Rated: 4/5 by physics.org users

South Pole Telescope

The South Pole telescope (or SPT) is designed to study the Cosmic Microwave background. This telescope provides astronomers with a powerful new tool to explore dark energy, the mysterious phenomena that may be causing the universe to accelerate.

3. IceCube neutrino observatory Rated: 3/5 by physics.org users

IceCube neutrino observatory

IceCube, a telescope under construction at the South Pole, will search for neutrinos from the most violent astrophysical sources: events like exploding stars, gamma ray bursts, and cataclysmic phenomena involving black holes and neutron stars.

4. ANSMET - The Antarctic Search for Meteorites Rated: 4/5 by physics.org users

ANSMET - The Antarctic Search for Meteorites

This site describes the work of ANSMET in searching and collecting meteorites in the Antarctic. The design is a bit outdated but the content is great, particularly the FAQs.



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