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Scientists must venture to remote corners of the Antarctic to collect scientific specimens. Or, in some cases, they could just get samples through the Polar Rock Repository. Almost Like Being There
Science / Earth
Thursday October 16, 2014

Geologists and other scientists will venture to remote places in Antarctica to collect rock specimens that may reveal clues about the continent's past geologic, or possibly Earth's climate history. Or they could just get samples through the Polar Rock Repository. Shipping is included.
Geologist Mark Salvatore, right, takes spectral measurements in Upper Wright Valley in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, with the help of Mike Wyatt. Coloring Outside the Lines
Science / Earth
Thursday October 16, 2014

Exploration of other planets and moons often begins in Antarctica. But a geologist who specializes in research of planetary surfaces using remote-sensing techniques is working in the opposite direction, applying his experience in studying Mars to learn about remote geology in Antarctica.

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