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There's nothing but the barren polar plateau for hundreds of miles around Ridge A, home to the HEAT Telescope. Getting to the Bottom of SPICECORE
Science / Ice and Snow
Tuesday April 12, 2016

The South Pole Ice Core project, known more succinctly as SPICECORE, wrapped up its two-year drilling effort at the South Pole in late January, having exceeded even their most ambitious goals. Researchers collected ice samples from 1,751 meters (5,744 feet) below the surface, more than 200 meters (656 feet) deeper than their original target.
Flying over the ice below, the deployed IcePod collects data about the bottom of the ocean, the surface of the ice and everything in between. An Airborne Look Through the Ice
Science / Ice and Snow
Wednesday February 24, 2016

Though researchers at McMurdo Station have been studying the Ross Ice Shelf for decades, the seafloor beneath it largely remains a mystery. Scientists with the ROSETTA mapping project are working to fill in one of the largest remaining blank spots on ocean charts.

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