The Best Place on Earth

The Best Place on Earth

The Best Place on Earth

Bad Astronomy
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Sept. 3 2009 2:30 PM

The Best Place on Earth


... well, to observe astronomically, that is. It's been found, and it's not exactly your backyard: it's in Antarctica, and moreover in a fairly remote spot.

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Universe Today has more details. I love the idea that this spot has the best atmospheric conditions on Earth yet found, but I wonder 1) how they're gonna build a big observatory there, and b) who will winter over to staff it?

And actually, c) will they stock a flamethrower?