Continent 7: Antarctica

Saturday Feb 25 9/8c

Antarctic Aftermath

The Antarctic conditions start to take a toll on the team’s equipment and minds.

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

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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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Mysterious Winds Cause Rapid Melting of Antarctic Ice

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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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24 Hours of Sun at the South Pole

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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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Take an Antarctic Expedition

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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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