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  NASA - Chasma Boreale in the North Polar Region
The region in the image, Chasma Boreale, is a valley several kilometers or miles deep that cuts about 400 kilometers (about 250 miles) into the edge of the cap.
The chasma floor is cratered, and in the foreground it is covered by dunes that are outliers of a north polar sand sea that surrounds the polar cap.
Second, both parts of the basal unit are depleted in ice, except for triangle-shaped regions on the side of the scarp.
www.nasa.gov /mission_pages/MRO/multimedia/pia01922.html   (592 words)

  Polar region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Earth's polar regions are the areas of the globe surrounding the poles, north of the Arctic circle, or south of the Antarctic Circle.
They are characterised by the polar climate, extremely cold temperatures, heavy glaciation, and extreme variations in daylight hours, with 24 hour daylight in summer (the midnight sun), and permanent darkness at mid-winter.
The North Pole and South Pole being the centres, these regions are dominated by the polar ice caps, resting respectively on ocean and the continent of Antarctica.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Polar_region   (247 words)

 Polar Regions
The Arctic and Antarctic are in the polar regions.
Polar bears, penguins, seals, whales, and walrus are a few of the wildlife that live in these very cold regions.
Polar bears are found in the Arctic, while penguins are found in the Antarctic.
www.42explore.com /polar.htm   (1574 words)

 OZ fossils - The Age of Reptiles - Polar Region
The Polar Regions are the parts of the Earth that are closest to the South Pole or the North Pole.
The geological evidence shows that Australia at that time was within the polar circle and still part of Antarctica.
 Continental Drift - The Climate - The Flora - The Fauna - Northern Region 
www.abc.com.au /science/ozfossil/ageofreptiles/polar   (392 words)

 OZ fossils - The Age of Reptiles - Polar Region
The Polar Regions are the parts of the Earth that are closest to the South Pole or the North Pole.
There were no polar ice caps at the north and south poles.
Continental Drift - The Climate - The Flora - The Fauna - Northern Region
www.abc.net.au /ozfossil/ageofreptiles/polar   (392 words)

 ESA Portal - Decoding Mars’s Cryptic Region
The mystery deepened in the late 1990s when new observations showed that the temperature of the cryptic region was close to -135º Celsius.
So, scientists developed the idea that a one-metre-thick slab of clear carbon dioxide ice covered the cryptic region, allowing the dark surface underneath to be seen.
Langevin wants to observe the cryptic region close to the spring equinox, before the Sun has touched it and started the venting process.
www.esa.int /export/esaCP/SEMMT0O7BTE_index_0.html   (696 words)

 Polar Regions
A limited success: the opening of routes over the polar region and across Russia offers measurable time savings to airlines, but use......
Earth's poles feel warmth of the full moon.(study finds polar regions are warmer during full moon)(Brief Article)
At The Ends of the Earth: A History of the Polar Regions.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0873721.html   (204 words)

 Polar Regions Theme Unit
4 by 4 Polar Region Animal Sudoku: Includes Hints (blank boxes have smaller animals to pick from)
Polar Region Animals - Hidden Pictures Coloring Book (PDF file)
Polar Region: Dot to Dots (booklets - PDF files)
www.edhelper.com /polarregions.htm   (219 words)

 screensaver network: Polar Bears 3D
The polar bear feels right at home in the extreme conditions that exist in the arctic polar region.
A polar bear mother has marked out protective territory for her cubs between floating icebergs in an ice floe.
While the baby polar bears romp and frolic, the mother is on the constant lookout for any possibly threatening situations.
www.screensaver-network.com /cgi-bin/OnlineShop/Partner.pl?ID=1002&Artikel=1106&SW=1   (241 words)

At the opposite end of the globe, the Arctic is a polar environment of spectacular fjords, huge open landscapes, remote communities, a history of tenacious people and beautiful shy wildlife – seabirds, whales, walrus, Musk ox, Arctic fox, Arctic hare and the majestic Polar Bear.
We visit each Polar Region during their summer season.
Between these two Polar Seasons we explore the mystique of the islands of the Atlantic – Macaronesia and Azores, and the remote coastal areas of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Norway.
www.polarstarexpeditions.com   (344 words)

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