What’s going on down there?

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Antarctica Trip 2001

Antarctica Trip 2001 (Photo credit: John 0;Pathfinder” Lester)

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.

via 100-Year-Old Negatives Recovered From Antarctica: Photos : Discovery News.

Scientists aboard ship trapped in the Antarctica ring in New Year

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.

Read more: www.smh.com.au/world/scientist…

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?

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5 thoughts on “What’s going on down there?

  1. columjaddica

    “LONDON — In a dramatic operation displaying unusual international harmony in one of the world’s most remote and inhospitable places, a red-and-white Chinese helicopter on Thursday rescued 52 passengers trapped for more than a week aboard an icebound Russian research ship in Antarctica, ferrying them a dozen at a time to an Australian icebreaker. “


  2. khammad

    According to Wikidpedia:

    73 Research stations
    13 countries have Territories/Zones
    and countless corporations

    These are the obvious one to find. What about secret military bases/programs that are not listed?

    What the heck IS going on?

    1. columjaddica

      They try to say say pretty much anybody can hop on a plane or ship and visit Antarctica. There are regular flights. I wonder if you can go off and do your own thing though or just eat sushi at McMurdo and get drunk?

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