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The coronavirus pandemic is forcing people around the world to isolate themselves. But it's bringing special challenges to people who are already isolated in faraway locations like the Arctic, Antarctica, and the International Space Station.
A period of very warm temperatures in Antarctica has caused unusually heavy melting in the most northern areas of the continent. Eagle Island, off the Antarctic peninsula, lost 4 inches (106mm) of snow and ice in just nine days.
In today's news roundup, Antarctica records its highest temperature ever, Kenya's long time president, Daniel arap Moi, dies, and the owner of a pet food company eats dog food for 30 days.
A massive iceberg split off from Antarctica last week. Though much ice is being lost in Antarctica because of climate change, this split in the ice is normal and not connected to the climate crisis.
Rising temperatures are warming the oceans and causing huge amounts of ice to melt faster than expected. Unless something changes, this melting will happen even faster in the future, causing large rises in sea level.
Over the last 35 years, 90% of the King Penguins on a faraway island have been lost. It was the largest group of King Penguins in the world.
Scientists have found a huge group of penguins on islands near Antarctica. They did not expect to find the penguins there. They used computers and drones to help find them.