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Scientist John Cassano prepares to embark on a 10-hour snowmobile traverse across the Ross Ice Shelf Tall Order
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Thursday March 20, 2014

Sound like an awesome trip? Snowmobile to the middle of nowhere, set up camp and fly radio-controlled airplanes. Now take that same scenario and move it to Antarctica, where scientists used radio-controlled airplanes to investigate a region of the atmosphere integral in understanding and predicting the weather.
This image shows the location of record low temperature measurements for Antarctica. Reaching a New Low
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Friday December 13, 2013

Scientists recently announced that they had found the lowest temperatures on Earth at a desolate and remote ice plateau in East Antarctica, trumping a record set in 1983.

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