Saturday, November 17, 2007

New German Antarctic Base On Its Way

Recently a ship departed Germany with the premade German Antarctic base that will replace the existing one on the Weddell Sea. The base was put together in Germany and checked to make sure it worked properly before being disassembled and shipped to Antarctica. The building of the base in Antarctica will begin in December and expected to be commissioned in 2009. It is replacing the Neumayer Station that has been buried by snow that has fallen over the years and little has melted. The current station has lasted 15 years and the new one is expected to last at least 25 years. My source for this story is the article.

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