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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.
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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