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Antarctica’s Halley VI Now Open For Business
2013-02-05 18:39:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new scientific research facility in Antarctica has now officially opened, helping to bring a modern twist to adventuring to the most southern part of our world. The Antarctic Research Station has opened 100 years after Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctica expeditions, replacing the 20-year-old Halley V facility. The Halley VI Research Station is the sixth to be built on the floating Brunt Ice Shelf, the first station...

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2005-07-19 20:50:00

LONDON (AP) -- Britain plans replace its aging scientific research station in the Antarctic with a structure on skis so that it can move away from dangerous ice, officials said Tuesday. The structure will be designed to protect scientists all year round from outside temperatures as low as 40 degrees below zero, the British Antarctic Survey said. The station, to be known as Halley VI, will be situated inland from the current Halley V station, on the Brunt Ice Shelf. Halley V needs to be...

2005-07-18 21:17:23

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Designed to cope with one of the most inhospitable environments on Earth, the winner announced on Tuesday of an international competition to build a new ice station in Antarctica resembles a giant blue centipede. British Antarctic Survey's Halley VI station will not only be on a floating ice shelf that will flow out to sea and break up, but it will host scientists all year long in temperatures that range from minus 5 degrees to minus 40 degrees...


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