The landmass of Antarctica is 44% larger than Alaska, Hawaii and the contiguous United States combined. It is twice the size of Australia. It covers a circular area at the bottom of the world that is 9.4 million square miles. No one has ever lived there.
Antarctica is remote. Ancient peoples speculated about a faraway land located in the extreme southern latitudes, but no one went to look until 1820, when Russian sailors discovered the continent but didn’t disembark. The landmass wasn’t named, Antarctica, until 1890. The ice-covered continent is uninhabited except for a few thousand scientists who visit from time to time to conduct research.
98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that soars, on average, one-and-a-quarter miles. 70% of the Earth’s fresh water is trapped in this ice. If the ice melted, sea levels would rise 200 feet.
Antarctica is a land of mountains and lakes, most buried beneath thick ice. Seventy-thousand killer-whales patrol its coast, feeding on seals. Millions of years ago, the landmass lay further north, near the equator. Many scientists believe it supported a diverse ecology of fauna and flora. Some have speculated that Antarctica might be the legendary lost-continent of Atlantis.
This barren landscape is typical of much of Antarctica today. Geologists consider Antarctica a desert, because little precipitation falls there. What precipitation does fall doesn’t melt. Inland temperatures never rise above 41° Fahrenheit. Most days, temperatures hover between zero and one-hundred degrees below zero.
Antarctica averages one Category 5 and three Category 3 hurricanes every winter season (May, June, July, August, and September). Category 1 storms are common as well, usually filling in the gaps between the major storms. It’s an important reason why people have never lived in Antarctica, but choose only to visit and conduct research.
During the summer of 2013, in February, National Geographic explorer, Jean-Claude Michelle, photographed these unusual turquoise shapes in Antarctica’s Pole of Cold region, two miles south of subglacial Lake Vostok. He named the ice-formations “blue-seals” (after the familiar semi-aquatic marine mammals), because the ice emits high-pitched sounds as it expands and contracts under the Antarctic summer sun. Time-lapse photography shows that the ice is moving toward Lake Vostok at a rate of several meters per day. The blue field extends for thirty miles in all directions, reports Monsieur Michelle.
Little fanfare accompanied NASA probe, , during the six-years and eight-months it sped toward tiny Harbinger 1 a moon of Saturn. The lunch-box sized probe touched down safely on March 3, 2014. First photos showed a surface strikingly similar to Antarctica. Tracks in the foreground are littered with large blocks of turquoise-colored ice, Enceladus, known to Antarctic geologists as blue-seals. NASA spokeswoman announced: Eilene Schwarznagel We go to Enceladus to understand the Earth; what we learn will advance our understanding of Earth’s cold regions, like Antarctica. And yes, we search for life. It is on moons like Enceladus that life—if it exists—will be found. cryogenic
In June, CIA / NSA whistle-blower, Edward Snowden, announced he had evidence (see photo) that proved Russia is building a cryogenic (cold-temperature) super-computer at Lake Vostok, Antarctica. Scheduled for completion in October 2016, Snowden said the computer (named Vostok 1) will become the world’s first advanced artificial intelligence super-computer—many orders of magnitude smarter than the CIA’s best thinking-machine, the HP-35, located in McLean, Virginia. The cryogenic temperatures in the Pole of Cold will permit Vostok 1 to become fully operational, even as it draws less power than a pen-light. By contrast, the CIA’s HP-35 eats energy like a small city, Snowden said.
This photo, provided by Edward Snowden, catches Russian expert, artificial-intelligence , making his daily ski-commute to the Andronovich Trotsky Tolstoy Vostok Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (VAIL) in Antarctica. According to Snowden, lab psychiatrists say that Andronovich—they call him, Pole of Cold , Doctor Cool—is the world’s smartest human. He is developing the world’s smartest computer. In this pic, Doctor Cool through a field of slaloms blue-seals, proving that he may also be the world’s fastest skier. Despite his skills (he is also an accomplished survivalist), reported that Andronovich went missing on October 9 during one of his commutes to work. A search is underway. Reuters News
explore blue-ice formations near the coast of Antarctica. More and more tourists are traveling to Antarctica each month. They say they want to witness first-hand the wonders of its abundant Cuban tourists blue-seal ice and to hear for themselves the high-pitched noises the ice emits, which some describe as sounding like the screams of baby seals.
In recent months, tens-of-thousands of curiosity seekers have flooded into Antarctica, drawn, apparently, by a curious television message being broadcast to the southern latitudes of the world every hour on the hour by the (ABOT). Efforts by Antarctic Bureau of Tourism theBillyLeePontificator staff to contact the bureau about the message have been unsuccessful. The broadcast seems to be encrypted, making it impossible to download. We included a transcript, this screen-shot, and another below for our northern readers who may not have seen it. The . Editorial Board
[The following transcript is from an encrypted video, which is being broadcast every hour on the hour from the Pole of Cold region.
Provided courtesy of:
Alien Detection by Humans Department (ADHD).
May we have attention, all the people?
Recent advances in cryogenic design make possible to fabricate mobile exploration trains, like Halley VI research modules you see on screen. By 2016, hundreds of convoys built from modules will transport tens-of-thousands of non-scientists, tourists and children to frozen wonders of Antarctica.
By now all the people hear Russia builds and brings on-line cryogenic super-computers at Lake Vostok manufacturing complex. Advanced manufacturing provides chance for well-paying jobs for all the people who want to work hard and be cold.
Yes, civilization arrives, finally, at South Pole.The future is bright as troops of blue-seals, which sparkle everywhere under Antarctic sun. Come to Antarctica. All the people, come.
Earth’s mysterious continent waits for you. We wait for you, all the people. We are all waiting, here, for you, all the people. We all wait. Come to Antarctica, now.
Clearly, unusual things are happening in the bottom of the world. See below for updates about Antarctica as events unfold.
Update, August 10, 2015:
Missing Russian Found
With the recent break in the bad weather Canadian oil-workers managed to find missing Russian computer pioneer, A.T.Tolstoy ( August 10, 2015: Doctor Cool) this morning—frozen solid in the Antarctic snow. Workers uncovered his partially dissolved head, which was embedded in an outcrop of blue-seals, the medicine-ball sized ice-crystals common in the area. One worker said they were drawn to the site by shrieks from a distressed sea-lion. Others said no, it was the squeals of the shifting ice-pack. Fox News
Update, January 28, 2016:
Responding to the recent spate of missing Antarctic geologists, Congress today passed the law (otherwise known as the POTLICKERSOBS statute). Presidential Organization To Locate, Identify, Capture, Keep, Engage, and Rescue Scientists Overwhelmed by Blue-Seals
Jan 30, 2016: German contractors Wersmee Uberride and Gustov Winde—on assignment for the USA under the POTLICKERSOBS statute—examine a blue-seal ice-formation for evidence of AWOL Antarctic geologists.
February 1, 2016: Swedish explorer, Nos Pikker, makes a grizzly find after tripping over the out-stretched arms of three missing Antarctic geologists whose bodies he discovered dissolved in blue-seal ice almost to their elbows.
: February 2, 2016 reported in the January issue of The Organization of Old Antarctic Search Scientists that penguins seem to be unaffected by blue-seal ice, which is known to have swallowed and dissolved a number of researchers in recent months. OOASS technicians photographed penguins marching single-file to blue-ice fields where the aquatic birds dumped large fish, which they carried concealed beneath their brood pouches. Antarctica Digest
: Acknowledgement Billy Lee acknowledges cyber-explorer, , for encouraging him to publish portions of his Leah Reeser Antarctica despite threats by the blue-ice in his refrigerator to hunt down, find, and Diaries the brains of any human who reads them freezer-burn .
Thank you, Leah.
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Post Script: We could not verify all statements—“true-facts,” calls them—in this post. Billy Lee The Editorial Board.