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Scientist Dana Hrubes stands next to the South Pole Telescope in 2008 under a full moon, showing the size of the experiment. Going the Distance
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Friday September 20, 2013

Dana Hrubes estimates he has walked more than 5,000 miles across Antarctica. He is not a polar explorer, though he has certainly had his share of adventures in the polar regions. Instead, Hrubes has literally walked the distance mile by mile, day after day, during seven winters at the South Pole.
Jessica Meir works with an emperor penguin at a site known as Penguin Ranch near McMurdo Station in 2008. Launching New Careers
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Friday July 12, 2013

Antarctica is a huge continent, but it's a small world when it comes to those who have lived and worked there. Yet Christina Hammock and Jessica Meir never met while working at different stations. Now they'll get a chance after being chosen to join NASA's newest astronaut class.

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