Katy Mersmann

Social and Multimedia Producer

Large, Deep Antarctic Ozone Hole Persisting into November

Persistent cold temperatures and strong circumpolar winds, also known as the polar vortex, supported the formation of a large and deep Antarctic ozone hole that should persist into November, NOAA and NASA scientists reported today. The annual Antarctic ozone hole reached its peak size at about 9.6 million square miles (24.8 million square kilometers), roughly three times the area of the continental United States, on Sept. 20. Observations revealed the nearly complete elimination of ozone in a 4-mile-high column of the stratosphere over the South Pole.

What’s that box in your swag bag? | ONA15 Student Newsroom

Have you dug into your ONA15 swag bag yet? If so, you might be wondering about that Google-branded cardboard box. It’s actually called Google Cardboard. And with it, you can use your phone to create a virtual reality experience. It takes a few steps to set up, so we tried it out and “giffed” the experience. If you want to use your Google Cardboard, follow our steps and check out some available sample content.