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Keeping the lights on

Essentially no other life exists for over a thousand kilometers from where we are. The severe cold, lack of nutrients, and no light for six months for photosynthesis all preclude any other habitats evolving to sustain life. Man’s ability to … Continue reading

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Here comes the sun!

After the long long night, the emergence of a distant glow was a bitter-sweet phenomenon. We got out to experience the dwindling remnants of the season’s Auroras, and started to mentally prepare ourselves for the beginning of the end. Seeing … Continue reading

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Feel the burn

One of the important pieces of science that goes on down here is the measuring of atmospheric conditions by the Atmospheric Research Observatory team. Run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), two of the scientists are in charge … Continue reading

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In the ice house

How many scientists, chefs, power-plant mechanics, doctors and maintenance specialists does it take to build an igloo? What sounds like the start of a terrible joke, ended up in a way being a cruel joke of a project that we … Continue reading

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A tad on the chilly side

The most prominent feature of living down here is the phenomenally cold conditions. As the second coldest continuously inhabited place on the planet, as soon as you get off the plane in the midst of summer, the cold is so … Continue reading

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The top of the hill, or is it bottom of the dip

June 21st is a special day across the world least populated continent for the hardy bunches of winter-overs smattered across the icy vastness. It marks the winter solstice, and the mid-point of winter, with the theoretical beginning of the return … Continue reading

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A-roar-of the Southern Land

The sun having long set, and the progressive twilight faded, the night is now continuous down here. In one of the most spectacular natural phenomenon’s able to be seen on earth, we have been graced by some fantastic Aurora Australis … Continue reading

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