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Russian, Chinese Ships Escape Death Throes Of Southern Ocean Ice
2014-01-07 09:45:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: January 7, 2014 @ 9:45 a.m. Two ships that had been stranded in a sea of ice in the Southern Ocean, one since Christmas Eve, have broken free. The passengers of the Russian research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy were rescued on January 2 by helicopter from Chinese icebreaker Xue Long. However, that ship also got stuck in the sea ice the following day. The rescued passengers were safely boarded onto an Australian ship...

2011-11-29 13:23:17

Radiocarbon bomb pulse revelations One hundred years ago, two teams of explorers raced to be the first to reach the South Pole. Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911. Thirty-three days later on 17 January 1912 the Terra Nova Expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott arrived at the Pole in second place. At the same time in East Antarctica, the Australasian Antarctic Expedition led by Douglas Mawson was searching for the South Magnetic Pole. On...

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2010-01-03 07:43:52

An expedition to Antarctica has uncovered what they believe to be the remains of the first airplane brought to the continent, according to a recent Reuters report. The aircraft was discovered on an icy shore close to where it had been abandoned nearly a hundred years earlier. The artifact, a single propeller Vickers plane, was brought to Antarctica by explorer Douglas Mawson during an expedition from 1911 to 1914. When the plane proved to be non-functional it was abandoned. The plane was...


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