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Title: Antarctica: Heroic Science at the Botoom of the World

Antarctic science continues the spirit of the 'Heroic Age of Exploration' of Scott, Amundsen, and Shackleton -- even if participants no longer risk their lives so dramatically. It is the extraordinarymore » logistical support for today's science that deserves to be called heroic. Critical cosmology and earth climate questions drive the research. The South Pole ('Great God! this is an awful place' - Scott 1/17/1912) has become one of the world's great astro/particle physics centers. The McMurdo Dry Valleys, including Beacon Valley, the most like Mars on Earth, and Taylor Valley ('a valley of the dead'), and the great ice sheets, hold crucial keys to understanding the Earth's climate. In December I had the special opportunity to photograph these spectacular places on assignment with Madeleine Nash for Time. The story appeared February 3rd. I will include many photographs of the incredible work and scenery on the highest, driest, coldest continent on Earth.« less
Title: Antarctica: Heroic Science at the Botoom of the World
Publication Date: 2003-04-16
OSTI Identifier: 1015667
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US201209%%84
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on April 16, 2003
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:07:30
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27