Saturday, March 10, 2007

Antarctica: A Flying Tour of the Frozen Continent

“For 18 days during the Southern Hemisphere spring of 1997, a NASA-launched Canadian satellite called RADARSAT collected pieces of a puzzle that will help scientists study the most remote and inaccessible part of the earth -- Antarctica. Scientists have now put the puzzle pieces together to form the first high-resolution radar map of the mysterious frozen continent. With detail to the point of picking out a research bungalow on an iceburg, this new map has answered scientist's questions about the icy continent, and has also raised new questions about strange and fascinating features never seen before.” - Alex Kekesi

The icy world always reminded me on the mesmerizing soundtrack by Vangelis and of course the geeky Tux the Penguin aka the official mascot of the Linux kernel. ;)

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