Searching for Antarctica’s penguins, lost meteorites, and oldest ice

日期:2019-03-07 06:07:26 作者:尉迟缚鬼 阅读:

Manuel Romaris/Getty By Alison George AS THE nights get longer in the northern hemisphere, scientists are heading to Antarctica in their thousands. Their quarry includes meteorites, penguins and revealing ice cores. Only about 1000 people overwinter in Antarctica, and the population is set to quintuple for the next six months as scientists make the most of the continent’s summer research season, which runs from November until April. Constant daylight, sub-zero temperatures and brutal winds await. But that isn’t enough to put the travellers off. “We are well kitted out,