Image Gallery: Back-Breaking Science At The Earth's Poles

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Pole position

Credit: Matthias Wietz
Researchers from the University of Washington travelled aboard the icebreaker Oden in 2009. The trip was part of a research cruise to the North Pole. The…Read More »

vessel departed from Svalbard, a Norwegian island archipelago, and traveled to the Lomonosov ridge of Greenland. The research team was travelling to the Arctic to collect sea ice. When they arrived, they were surprised to find a huge bloom of frost flowers.   Less «
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