Two Months Breaking Ice

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“In the middle of February, a team of scientists set sail from McMurdo Station, Antarctica, for a two-month mission around the frigid waters. For the first week or so, they never saw the sun set — Antarctic summer days may not be balmy, but they are long. When it finally did dip below the horizon, the sight was spectacular. Cassandra Brooks, a scientist and writer who has been blogging her journey, captured that moment, “the summer’s grand finale,” in a photograph….”

Full article: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/05/what-its-like-to-live-on-a-ship-sailing-through-the-antarctic-ice/275587/

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