Antarctica: The Continent of Winter


Antarctica is home to the darkest, coldest winters known to Earth. But, during its short summers, Antarctica is light both day and night.

Antarctica is home to many glaciers, which are large, frozen rivers of ice that move very slowly across the continent. There are no trees in this land, only moss and other simple plants. Antarctica also has many mountains that are tall and covered with snow year-round.

Due to its extreme climate, no people live in Antarctica. However, scientists visit the land to study its water, physical environment, and weather. Even though people do not live here, many penguins, whales, birds, and small insects do. Penguins crowd the continent’s coats during summers, and whales swim in nearby oceans.

While Antarctica might seem lonely, this continent still has many incredible landscapes and beautiful creatures to study.

 

[Source: Rookie Read]

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