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A little ways away from the South Pole station, the Keck Array is shielded from interference reflected up from the ground behind a protective shroud. Searching for Inflation
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Monday August 01, 2016

Scientists working at the South Pole are trying to detect the imprints of gravitational waves from when the universe was only a tiny fraction (about one trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth) of a second old. But first, they have to finish clearing away the galactic dust obscuring their view.
There's nothing but the barren polar plateau for hundreds of miles around Ridge A, home to the HEAT Telescope. The Stuff Between the Stars
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Monday April 04, 2016

Four years ago, scientists set up the High Elevation Antarctic Terahertz (HEAT) telescope in the middle of the high Antarctic plateau, more than 500 miles from the South Pole. The harsh environment and unique atmospheric conditions here make it one of the best places on Earth to study the cosmos.

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