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Neutrinos on Ice: Launching the Balloon

Neutrinos on Ice: Launching the Balloon

Editor's Note: Welcome to ANITA, the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna! From October to December, Katie Mulrey is traveling with the ANITA collaboration to Antarctica to build and launch ANITA III, a scientific balloon that uses the entire continent of Antarctica for neutrino and cosmic ray detection.

January 7, 2015 — Katie Mulrey
Defrosted Moss Sprouts Anew After 1,500 years in Antarctic Permafrost

Defrosted Moss Sprouts Anew After 1,500 years in Antarctic Permafrost

Last year I blogged about the surprising discovery that mosses released after 400 years of frozen glacial ensquashment had managed to survive and sprout new growth, a finding that radically altered our ideas about regrowth during the retreat of ice ages.

March 17, 2014 — Jennifer Frazer

Neutrinos on Ice: How to Build a Balloon

Editor's Note: Welcome to ANITA, the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna! From October to December, Katie Mulrey is traveling with the ANITA collaboration to Antarctica to build and launch ANITA III, a scientific balloon that uses the entire continent of Antarctica for neutrino and cosmic ray detection.

November 15, 2014 — Katie Mulrey
Neutrinos on Ice: Detection Balloon Heads to Antarctica

Neutrinos on Ice: Detection Balloon Heads to Antarctica

Editor’s Note: Welcome to ANITA, the ANtarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna! In late October, the ANITA collaboration is traveling to Antarctica to build and launch ANITA III, a scientific balloon that uses the entire continent of Antarctica for neutrino and cosmic ray detection.

October 29, 2014 — Katie Mulrey
Neutrinos On Ice: The Journey South

Neutrinos On Ice: The Journey South

Editor's Note: Welcome to ANITA, the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna! From October to December, Katie Mulrey is traveling with the ANITA collaboration to Antarctica to build and launch ANITA III, a scientific balloon that uses the entire continent of Antarctica for neutrino and cosmic ray detection.

November 5, 2014 — Katie Mulrey
Found: The Coldest Place on Earth

Found: The Coldest Place on Earth

The record had stood for nearly 30 years: minus 128.6 degrees F (-89.2 C), recorded a few meters above the ground at the Russian Vostok Research Station in East Antarctica.

December 10, 2013 — Mark Fischetti
Neutrinos on Ice: How to Keep Cool in Thin Air

Neutrinos on Ice: How to Keep Cool in Thin Air

Editor's Note: Welcome to ANITA, the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna! From October to December, Katie Mulrey is traveling with the ANITA collaboration to Antarctica to build and launch ANITA III, a scientific balloon that uses the entire continent of Antarctica for neutrino and cosmic ray detection.

December 1, 2014 — Katie Mulrey
An Intrepid Look at Winter with Climate Scientist and Adventurer Felicity Aston

An Intrepid Look at Winter with Climate Scientist and Adventurer Felicity Aston

Felicity Aston is a British adventurer, climate scientist and STEM advocate, who in 2012 became the first woman to ski solo across Antarctica.At 23, Felicity left the UK to spend three years living and working in the Antarctic as a meteorologist with the British Antarctic Survey atRothera Research Station.On her return, she was part of [...]

December 31, 2013 — Alex Jackson and SoapboxScience
Scientists Find First Neutrinos from Distant Space [Video]

Scientists Find First Neutrinos from Distant Space [Video]

The world has heard the first faint whispers of the most powerful cataclysms in the universe. Scientists working on the IceCube experiment in Antarctica report that they have found 28 neutrinos that must have come to earth from explosions in the distant universe—the first time scientists have found neutrinos coming from outside our own solar [...]

November 21, 2013 — Michael Moyer
Neutrinos on Ice: Waiting to Fly

Neutrinos on Ice: Waiting to Fly

It’s another beautiful day in Antarctica, and the time has come to launch ANITA! Finding the right date is tricky. Many factors have to fall into place.

December 19, 2014 — Katie Mulrey