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11 months in Antarctica

I came across this tweet last night before bed:


I am late to the party on this one, but Dr. Christine Corbett Moran has been living in the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station since January 2016. She is “wintering” with the South Pole Telescope and studying Cosmic Microwave Background radiation with the University of Chicago.

I don’t profess to be a student of CMB, but I am so intrigued by her settlement situation. She is living in a place where there is effectively one long day and one long night. There’s sun for 6 months and then no sun for 6 months. 

I’m not sure how I would feel living in such a remote place with no sun for half of the year. I’m thinking about it now and it’s making me a bit anxious. I’m not sure if the remoteness would make me feel liberated or trapped.

Thankfully, Christine has a newsletter where she shares her experience in the South Pole. I signed up for it last night and I’m looking forward to seeing what she publishes. If you’d also like to give it a go, you can sign up here.

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