Continent 7: Antarctica

Friday Aug 4 9/8c

Storming Antarctica

Six teams of scientists and their survival experts are dispatched to Antarctica.

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NAT GEO NEWS

Why Antarctica Is So Hard on the Body—Even for Buzz Aldrin

The vast polar desert is the driest place on Earth, with punishing winds and frigid temperatures.

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NAT GEO NEWS

Mysterious Winds Cause Rapid Melting of Antarctic Ice

Scientists suspect warm föhn winds may be responsible for calving ice shelves—and when they occur is surprising.

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DIGITAL EXTRA

24 Hours of Sun at the South Pole

Midnight sun occurs when the sun is visible for a full 24 hours. Join Antarctic scientists and the Continent 7 crew as they discuss the pros and cons of perpetual sunlight.

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NAT GEO EXPEDITIONS

Take an Antarctic Expedition

Experience the splendor of the coldest and oldest continent with an unparalleled team of scientists, photographers, naturalists, and undersea specialists on a National Geographic Expedition.

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