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NASA: Mars' South Pole Ice Deep and Wide

3/15/2007 New measurements of Mars' south polar region indicate extensive frozen water. The polar region contains enough frozen water to cover the whole planet in a liquid layer approximately 11 meters (36 feet) deep. More

USGS Collaborates on Unique, Comprehensive View of Antarctica

3/7/2007 In collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), USGS is developing a unique and versatile map of Antarctica using satellite imagery. More

NASA Joins USGS to Produce Best-Ever Satellite Views of Antarctica

3/7/2007 Researchers from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have woven together more than a thousand images from the Landsat 7 satellite to create the most detailed high-resolution map ever produced of Antarctica. More

GLOBE Program Supports Worldwide Classroom Interactions

3/4/2007 The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program, a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education and science program, is supported by the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the State Department. The program has a dedicated IPY agenda. More

Massive South Pole Telescope Completed: Will Investigate Origins, Composition of the Universe

3/2/2007 Just days before IPY got underway, and almost exactly 50 years after men spent the first winter in history at the South Pole, scientists aimed a massive, newly completed South Pole telescope at Jupiter and collected test observations. More

State's Dobriansky Stresses Importance of International Scientific Cooperation, Indigenous Peoples' Involvement in IPY

2/26/2007 The Honorable Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, delivered remarks at the U.S. launch of International Polar Year at the National Academies of Science in Washington, D.C., on Monday, February 26, 2007. More

Postal Service to Issue IPY Stamps

2/21/2007 In February, the USPS will issue two international rate stamps to commemorate International Polar Year 2007-2008. More

NASA's THEMIS Mission Launches to Study Geomagnetic Substorms

2/17/2007 NASA's THEMIS mission successfully launched on Feb. 17. The mission will help resolve the mystery of what triggers geomagnetic substorms -- atmospheric events visible in the Northern Hemisphere as a sudden brightening of the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis. More
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