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  Extreme points of Antarctica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Antarctica is the Southernmost land mass on Earth.
Antarctica has the world's lowest rainfall average (Zero at the Geographic South Pole) and thus is the world's driest continent.
The Ross Sea is the southernmost sea in the world, with its southernmost extremity (Gould Coast) at the foot of the Horlick Mountains approximately 200 miles (320km) from the Geographic South Pole.
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 Antarctica - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Antarctica is the continent at the extreme southern latitudes of the Earth, containing the South Pole.
West Antarctica closely resembles the Andes of South America.> The Antarctic Peninsula was formed by uplift and metamorphism of sea-bed sediments during the late Paleozoic and the early Mesozoic eras.
Glaciologists in Antarctica are concerned with the study of the history and dynamics of floating ice, seasonal snow, glaciers, and ice sheets.
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 Antarctica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With 98% of it covered in ice, Antarctica, at 14 million kmĀ², is the third-smallest continent (after Europe and Australia).
Vinson Massif, the highest peak in Antarctica at 4892 meters (16,050 feet), is located in the Ellsworth Mountains.
The Antarctic Peninsula was formed by uplift and metamorphism of sea-bed sediments during the late Paleozoic and the early Mesozoic eras.
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 Antarctica - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Antarctica is not under the political sovereignty of any nation, although various countries including Argentina, Chile, France, Australia, and New Zealand maintain internationally unrecognized territorial claims.
Physically, Antarctica is divided in two by the Transantarctic Mountains close to the neck between the Ross Sea and the Weddell Sea.
Antarctica is home to more than 70 lakes that lie thousands of meters under the surface of the continental ice sheet, including one under the South Pole itself.
antarctica.quickseek.com   (3176 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: Antarctica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Nearly all of Antarctica is covered by an ice sheet that is, on average, 2.5 kilometers thick.
Physically Antarctica is divided in two by mountains close to the neck between the Ross Sea and the Weddell Sea.
The portion of the continent west of the Weddell Sea and east of the Ross Sea is called Western Antarctica and the remainder Eastern Antarctica, since they correspond roughly to the eastern and western hemispheres relative to the Greenwich meridian.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Antarctica   (1949 words)

  
 Antarctica: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Antarctica (from Greek (Greek: A native or inhabitant of Greece) ἀνταρκτικός, opposite the arctic) is a continent (continent: One of the large landmasses of the earth) surrounding the Earth (Earth: The 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live) 's South Pole (South Pole: The southernmost point of the Earth's axis).
The continent of Antarctica is located mostly south of the Antarctic Circle (Antarctic Circle: A line of latitude north of the south pole), surrounded by the Southern Ocean (Southern Ocean: the southern ocean is the body of water encircling the continent of antarctica....
Physically Antarctica is divided in two by mountains close to the neck between the Ross Sea (Ross Sea: An arm of the southern Pacific Ocean in Antarctica) and the Weddell Sea (Weddell Sea: An arm of the south Atlantic in Antarctica east of the Antarctic Penninsula).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/antarctica   (3567 words)

  
 Bentley Subglacial Trench - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bentley Subglacial Trench is a vast trench in Antarctica.
At 2,555 meters (8,326 ft) below sea level, it is the lowest point on the surface of the earth not covered by ocean, although it is covered by ice.
The trench is named after Charles Bentley, a geophysicist who led many scientific expeditions in Antarctica.
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 Antarctica
It is precisely for these reasons that Antarctica has come to be regarded as a laboratory for the inhospitable conditions that obtain extra-terrestrially in the solar system.
Colonies of bacteria are able to survive the long winters of extreme cold by a form of hibernation.
The implications of this ability of microbial life to be "long-suffering" are certainly provocative in terms of biologic viability in the extreme environments beyond Earth.
www.resa.net /nasa/antarctica.htm   (3075 words)

  
 Antarctica @ BasketballLiving.com
While explorer Will Steger spoke about the profound physical changes he's seen in Antarctica that he attributes to global warming, a workshop was held on how to incorporate renewable energy into investment portfolios.
Nine percent of American young adults think the Alps are in Antarctica and 10 percent think the mountain range is in North America.
The opportunity to listen to John Sullivan's experiences in Antarctica is offered by the Friends ofh they will show during their talk.
www.basketballliving.com /allabout/Antarctica   (400 words)

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