Antarctic Research Stations That Didn’t Survive

Maintaining a research station on the world’s coldest, harshest, and most remote continent requires many things: a scientific mandate to give it purpose; a continuous influx and exchange of personnel to prevent isolation-induced burnout; constant structural maintenance and restocking and supplies; and, most importantly, the government support and funding to keep them operating. While the…

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Google Sightseeing: Mount Erebus, The World’s Most Southerly Volcano

Antarctica: the land of extreme cold, ice, snow, the South Pole, penguins – and volcanoes? Indeed. For all of its frozen stereotypes, Antarctica is a surprisingly vibrant place, and this exemplified by the fact that it hosts the world’s southernmost active volcano. Ross Island’s Mount Erebus has been in a state of constant eruption for…

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