Jun 8, 200603:13 PMThe Life
Deserts of the world: Antarctic
Jun 8, 2006 - 03:13 PMThe Antarctic Desert (Earth's other polar desert) covers Antarctica, the fifth largest of the seven continents.
The total surface area is about 5.5 million square miles in summer, approximately twice the size of Australia. In the winter, Antarctica doubles in size, due to sea ice that forms around the coasts.
[Click thumbnail photo of the King Penguin to enlarge.]