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Scientist Ken Sims uses a sledgehammer to break rocks on a ridge of Hut Point Peninsula. Chipping Away
Science / Earth
Thursday November 13, 2014

Kenneth Sims is a geologist who specializes in using naturally occurring radiogenic isotopes to study Earth processes. Not the sort of high-tech job that one would think requires lugging a sledgehammer to a rock outcrop in Antarctica.
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.

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