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Antarctic Scientists Go Chasing Waterfalls

Original story at The Atlantic• 3 mentions • 1 week ago

The Atlantic 1 week ago

 
January 29, 1912, was a beautiful day in Antarctica. A group of British explorers, led by a 37-year-old Victor Campbell, were on a cheerful journey across what we now call the Nansen Ice Shelf and Priestley Glacier. It was a kind of summer sojourn around the continent: They would make the first maps of the area, then rendezvous with their ship, Terra Nova, six weeks later. Campbell’s notes are brief on January 29. The terrain on which he and his team tottered around that day was at the foot of some glaciers and mountains, which loomed above the icy plain.
 
 
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20 Apr
Sci Curious @scicurious
Antarctic Scientists Go Chasing Waterfalls … and discover rivers and lakes they’re unused to. https://t.co/xd2njujFOH
19 Apr
Deborah Blum @deborahblum
RT @edyong209: OH MY GOD THIS HED AND DEK. https://t.co/OGWyXAq4kF
19 Apr
Ed Yong @edyong209
OH MY GOD THIS HED AND DEK. https://t.co/OGWyXAq4kF