Saturday, January 5, 2008

New South Pole Base

The new South Pole base becomes operational next weekend. The base includes amenities such as a gym and a greenhouse for growing fresh produce even in the winter months. The base can be raised up on hydraulic jacks as the snow begins to accumulate. This is hoped to keep the base at ground level for 30 years. Much better option than them having to continuously bulldoze the snow away from the igloo looking 1974 base and well the base before that is not under 10 meters of ice. Read this article for a more in depth look at the work it took to build the base in the harsh conditions of the Antarctic.

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