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article imageJapanese researchers consider founding new Antarctic base

By Walter McDaniel     Jun 23, 2014 in Science
Japan is debating whether to add a new research base to their scientific studies. This one may give us insights about the nature of the world around 1 million years ago.
Japan is already using two of their four stations for research and plans to add another. This one would be used to understand air trapped in ice from 1 million years ago, according to a report by NDTV. This information could help us discover new things about the history or even formation of our world.
Japanese research in the area encompasses a wide variety of topics from the previously mentioned ancient air to the impact of the expedition on the members. Information is constantly tracked and put to use. With the level of dedication shown previously it seems likely they will end up founding a new base.
With 0 permanent residents this region is of interest to many scientists and explorers from all over the globe. Many have made their fame and careers here. Many more have failed to survive the brutal climate. The conditions provide both a lure for adventure and an excellent are of study for scientists. Countries from all over the world have sent expeditions here for various reasons.
Those involved also study meteorites found in this inhospitable region. Every form of science is studied in one way or another across these bases. Many in Japan see science as integral to their future and this is just one of many ambitious projects they have embarked on.
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