Amazing Antarctica photo from space

1.Antarctica is the only continent without a time zone.

2.The southernmost active volcano on Earth is in Antarctica. It spews crystals and is very close to the U.S. Research Center.

  • Antarctica is the southernmost continent on Earth.

  • The South Pole is found in Antarctica.

  • Antarctica is surrounded by the Southern Ocean.

  • Antarctica is bigger than Europe and almost double the size of Australia.

  • Most of Antarctica is covered in ice over 1.6 kilometres thick (1 mile).

  • Because it experiences such little rain, Antarctica is considered a desert.

  • The coldest recorded temperature on Earth occurred in 1983 at Vostok Station, Antarctica, measuring a rather chilly −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F).

  • While humans don’t permanently reside in Antarctica, several thousand people live and work at various research facilities found on the continent.

  • While Antarctica features harsh living conditions, a number of plants and animals have adapted to survive and call the icy continent home.

  • Well known animals that live in Antarctica include penguins and seals.

  • The name ‘Antarctica’ comes from a Greek word meaning ‘opposite to the north’.

  • Around 90% of the ice on Earth is found in Antarctica.

  • Sea levels would rise around 60m (200ft) if all the ice in Antarctica were to melt.

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