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The Antarctic Research Station Is In Danger — Here’s Why.

The Halley VI Research Station in Antarctica, best known for the 1985 discovery of the ozone hole is relocating due to the presence of an increasingly vast ice chasm. Luckily, the research station was designed for mobility should such an incident threaten its existence.

[DIGEST: ScienceAlert, BBC, The Telegraph]

Widening at a rate of 15 centimeters per day, a vast chasm in Antarctica’s ice is threatening one of the world’s most notable research stations — the Halley VI Research Station, which was until recently otherwise comfortably established on the floating Brunt Ice Shelf in East Antarctica’s Weddell Sea.

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