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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.
Two sets of CosRay's long detector tubes are encased in insulating foam as they collect data. Next to them, boxed up equipment is being readied for shipment to South Korea's Jang Bogo station. A New Home for an Old Experiment
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Tuesday February 09, 2016

The longest running experiment at McMurdo is leaving the station, but it's not moving too far away, Antarctically speaking. The CosRay experiment, which has been recording changes in the stream of cosmic rays striking Earth since 1960, is relocating to the new South Korean station, Jang Bogo, about 230 miles away.

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