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Ice, fog, mountains and oil leak – how an Irish trio won the 1956 Monte Carlo Rally

Ronnie Adams, Frank Biggar and Derek Johnston overcame all obstacles to drive their Jaguar Mark VII to victory in the 2,500-mile rally.

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Finding the Hidden Mountains Beneath Antarctica’s Ice – Atlas Obscura


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Finding the Hidden Mountains Beneath Antarctica's Ice
Atlas Obscura
This new information will help modelers predict how Antarctica's massive ice sheets will respond to climate change. There are more areas of the continent, though, that could be explored using ice-penetrating radar surveys. “The ice is over four

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Climbing team attempts to summit 6 mountains in Antarctica – CBS News


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Climbing team attempts to summit 6 mountains in Antarctica
CBS News
Antarctica might not be the first place to look for a mountaineering adventure. Only a handful have tried to climb the isolated and frozen granite walls at the bottom of the world. Only on "CBS This Morning," we're introducing you to the North Face

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How did plankton end up on top of Antarctica’s mountains? | Ars … – Ars Technica


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How did plankton end up on top of Antarctica's mountains? | Ars …
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Since 1984, researchers have been arguing about what to make of tiny ocean plankton shells sitting atop the Transantarctic Mountains. That is obviously not a …

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How did plankton end up on top of Antarctica’s mountains? – Ars Technica


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How did plankton end up on top of Antarctica's mountains?
Ars Technica
And what might their presence tell us about Antarctica's past? The researchers who initially discovered the surprise diatom shells found them mixed in with glacially deposited sediment. They argued that the shells told a pretty big story. Around 3
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Surviving earth’s extremes: BYU research in the mountains of Antarctica – Phys.Org


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Surviving earth's extremes: BYU research in the mountains of Antarctica
Phys.Org
Get on bush plane, fly 5 hours to a fuel cache in the middle of nowhere, Antarctica. Deplane, dig up barrels of fuel, pump fuel. Get back on bush plane, fly 5 more hours even further into the heart of Antarctica. Climb several hundred yards in freezing …

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The Mountains of Antarctica, Hidden Under 40000 Years of Ice – Gizmodo


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The Mountains of Antarctica, Hidden Under 40000 Years of Ice
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Winter is in full swing for us in the northern hemisphere, but summer is just getting underway in Antarctica. Summer is peak research season for polar scientists, who are currently drilling the deepest ice core ever at the South Pole. This ice core

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Scientists explore Antarctica’s ghost mountains below the ice cap where the … – Daily Mail


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Scientists explore Antarctica's ghost mountains below the ice cap where the
Daily Mail
It is a landscape of jagged peaks and deep lakes that have never been directly seen with human eyes. And now it seems the ghostly Gamburtseve Mountains, that are buried beneath two and a half miles (4km) of ice in East Antarctica, are even stranger

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Antarctica’s mysterious mountains preserved by ice – Fox News


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Antarctica's mysterious mountains preserved by ice
Fox News
But if Antarctica melted, the Gamburtsevs' peaks and ridges would be the continent's highest spot. The mountaintops now measure more than 8,850 feet above sea level and would bounce back to more than 10,800 feet with the ice sheet missing.

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