More than 100 years of Antarctic agriculture is helping scientists grow food in space
Figuring out how to feed people in space is a major part of a larger effort to demonstrate the viability of long-term human habitation of extraterrestrial environments. On May 12, 2022, a team of scientists announced that they had successfully grown plants using lunar soil gathered during the Apollo moon missions.
To grow food in space, we had to start in the Antarctic
Popular Science, 2022-05-23
The hostile, extreme and alien Antarctic is a convenient analog for space exploration, where nations can test agriculture.
‘Injection of Antarctic air’ to blast NZ bringing large waves, sub-zero temperatures
Newshub on MSN.com, 2022-05-23
Southerners may be in for a few cold mornings this week as a “powerful high” hits New Zealand, and forecasters are urging people to be vigilant for incoming big waves. WeatherWatch said the South Island can expect frosts and an “injection of Antarctic air” this week before conditions become milder at the weekend.
Sea ice can control Antarctic ice sheet stability, new research finds
Despite the rapid melting of ice in many parts of Antarctica during the second half of the 20th century, researchers have found that the floating ice shelves which skirt the eastern Antarctic Peninsula have undergone sustained advance over the past 20 years.
Antarctic‘s Lost Prince
Archive of Our Own, 2022-05-23
It wasn’t sad, it was just to keep the rulers of the Antarctic Empire away from thinking about their missing prince too much. Back to the song. That song his mother had made up, including the strumming of the guitar,
Aurora’s Sylvia Earle to make maiden sub-Antarctic voyage in November
Seatrade Cruise News, 2022-05-24
Aurora Expeditions’ new ship, Sylvia Earle, makes her maiden voyage from Stanley in the Falkland Islands to the sub-Antarctic on November 5.
Over 100 years of Antarctic agriculture helping scientists grow food in space
Scientists just grew plants in soil from the moon, but Antarctica has long given researchers a perfect place to test ag techniques for a future in space.
Over 100 years of Antarctic agriculture is helping scientists grow food in space
The greenhouse at McMurdo Station in Antarctica is the only source of fresh food during winter. Eli Duke/Flickr, CC BY-SAFiguring out how to feed people in space is a major part of a larger effort to demonstrate the viability of long-term human habitation of extraterrestrial environments.