Antarctic Headlines 01/09/2020

China’s 36th Antarctic expedition team work on icebreaker Xuelong 2
ECNS, 2020-01-09
Members of China’s 36th Antarctic expedition team lay a box corer on China’s polar icebreaker Xuelong 2 in the Cosmonauts Sea, Jan. 7, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Shiping) A member of China’s 36th Antarctic …

Antarctica adventurer, former UTD president Robert Rutford remembered for charting new courses.
Dallas Morning News, 2020-01-09
The rugged geologist spent decades traversing Antarctica — pulling his own sled full of equipment into parts unknown and trekking around a mountain that would one day hold his name. And then …

800,000 years ago, a meteor slammed into Earth. Scientists just found the crater.
Euronews, 2020-01-09
Known as tektites, these glassy blobs of melted terrestrial rock were strewn from Indochina to eastern Antarctica and from the Indian Ocean to the western Pacific. For more than a century …

How We Picked the 2020 ‘Places to Go’ List
New York Times, 2020-01-09
There are so many places in the world, and only 52 spots. How do we choose? (Do you know all the synonyms for “argue”?)

Marine fossils help scientists study ancient period of global warming
UPI.com, 2020-01-09
“The presence of the Antarctic ice sheet and the relatively slow release of carbon however minimized the magnitude of environmental change and the associated consequences on marine life during this event.” While the latest research can help scientists …

China’s 36th Antarctic expedition team work on icebreaker Xuelong 2
Xinhua, 2020-01-09
Members of China’s 36th Antarctic expedition team lay a box corer on China’s polar icebreaker Xuelong 2 in the Cosmonauts Sea, Jan. 7, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Shiping)