Antarctica: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Gold Nanoparticles from Antarctic Bacteria helps in Clinical trials

The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research and the Goa University have synthesized gold nano particles. They have synthesized the particles using psychrotolerant Antarctic bacteria. Highlights The scientists have adopted a non-toxic, eco-friendly and low-cost method to synthesize the gold nano particles. These nano particles are to be used in anti-cancer, anti-diabetic and anti-viral ..

Mystery of Antarctica’s “The Thing” solved

Scientists have finally resolved the mystery behind “The Thing” that was found by the Chilean scientists in Antarctica’s Seymour Island. It is found to be a 66-million year old egg belonging to an extinct giant sea lizard or snake that lived along with the dinosaurs. The egg measures 29 cm by 20 cm, making it ..

Poorna Malavath scales Sixth Tallest Peak

Poorna Malavath has conquered the six highest peak in six continents in succession after scaling the highest peak of Antarctica, Mount Vinson Massif on 26th December 2019. Poorna also holds the record for the youngest girl in the world to scale Mount Everest at the age of 13 years and 11 months back in 2014. ..

Denman Glacier: Deepest Point on Land found in Antarctica

The deepest point on the land of Earth has been identified under the Denman Glacier in East Antarctica. The glacier is a canyon completely covered with ice that reaches 3.5Km (11,500 ft) below the sea level, making it the deepest point on the land of our planet. Until today, the deepest point found on the ..

Australia discovers a network of lakes beneath Totten glacier in East Antarctica

The researchers from Australian Antarctic Program have discovered a network of lakes lying under the ice during their 160-day expedition to the Totten Glacier, the largest in eastern Antarctica. The lakes were detected by scientists setting off small explosives 2m below the surface of the Totten glacier and listening to the reflected sound. They are ..