When not busy assembling samples or doing research on climate in the past, Verseux has a blog to give his knowledge of living in that extreme environment. Verseux and a small collection of scientists are all simply in the depths of the Antarctic winter. Even bacteria cannot live there.
“Nine months a year, in the winter, it is impracticable to leave it or not,” Cyprian said to Bored Panda. “It’s too cold, vehicles can’t come and go. We currently have 13 characters: technicians, scientists, a cook, and a healing doctor.”
Both oxygen and barren, desert terrain make scientists seem like they live on another planet. “This is the coolest part of the earth. In winter, temperatures are below -80 below C,” explained Cyprian. “Three months later, in August, we saw the sun again. The air was very dry and bad for oxygen.”
The work of Cyprian and his fellow scientists is important because it reveals how the climate has changed in the past and provides insight into future changes.
Just for fun, Verseux decided to go out and cook for a while, taking pictures of a wide variety of dishes. It is only a game; However, gravity-defying images clearly illustrate the total energy of the cold in Antarctica, which is not a tourist!
Check out the unbelievable pictures below for us, and let us know what you think in the comments!
Cyprien Verseux is a glaciologist and biologist, currently working on the most remote scientific base in the world: Concordia in Antarctica
When not busy doing research about climate in eras past, Cyprien keeps a blog to share his experience of living in this extreme environment
Just for fun, Cyprien decided to go outside and have a go at ‘cooking,’ taking photos of different kinds of foods in the deep freeze
Of course, it was just a game, but the gravity-defying pictures vividly illustrate the absolute intensity of the cold down there in Antarctica
This is no picnic!
“It is in the coldest area on Earth, with temperatures reaching below -80°C in winter,” Cyprien told Bored Panda
“We saw the Sun again in August after 3 months without it ever passing the horizon. The air is extremely dry and poor in oxygen”
“We run out of fresh food early in the winter (as we have no resupply from early February to early November), so we eat mostly frozen food”
“We are currently 13 people. Technicians, scientists, a cook and a medical doctor”
“In spite of being in an inhospitable desert, Concordia is highly attractive to researchers from different fields such as astronomy and human physiology”
“We are using it to study human adaptation to what is very similar to future conditions of a Moon or Mars base”
“Also, thanks to a project conducted here, that we know that greenhouse gas levels have never been so high in at least the past 800 000 years”
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