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    Found this link at http://slashdot.org -

    http://sciencenews.org/view/generic/...dy%2C_neighbor!

    It's an article about a new study that suggests that 800 million years ago, the Transantarctics were abutted up to Death Valley (now one of the hottest places on earth), as part of a supercontinent called Rodinia.

    Thought folks here might like this, and might also want to take a look at these other links at Slashdot to articles about Antarctica:

    http://slashdot.org/tags/antarctica

    And yes, I do know the Henry Malmgren who was interviewed for this article:

    http://www.computerworld.com/action/...icleId=9049898

    but I noticed a few inaccuracies worked there way in to that. I.e., the South Pole is at 9300 ft., not 12,000 - though physiologically it is equivalent to about 10,500 ft. because of the thinner atmosphere at the poles. Also, the article claims a date of 10 December 2007, but Henry says the temperature was -64F, which could only have been true if he was talking about wind chill.

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    Re: Articles about Antarctica

    No place on earth compares to this vast white wilderness distilled to an elemental haiku: snow, ice, water, rock. Antarctica is simply stunning. The enormity of its ice shelves and mountain ranges invariably heightens feelings of humanity’s insignificance and nature’s grandeur. Antarctica’s peculiar beauty may haunt you for the rest of your days.

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