One has to wonder, on this last day of the year, what’s really going on down there, on the last really unknown land mass of the earth. What do we really know about it, other than its damn cold all the time? What secrets does it hold, regarding the shape of the earth? Why is our best understanding of it a penguin movie?
Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators recently made a stunning discovery: a box of 22 exposed but unprocessed negatives, frozen in a block of ice for nearly one hundred years.
The Australian government’s supply ship Aurora Australis on Monday came within 10 nautical miles of the marooned vessel — which has 74 research scientists, tourists and crew on board — but was forced to turn back by snow showers and freezing winds.
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AMSA said a landing site had been marked on the ice beside the Russian ship, adding that only passengers and none of the ship’s 22 crew would be evacuated.
Is it possible that all this drama is really being carried out somewhere off the Siberian coast? Why is Russia always involved?
What are they hiding?