Scientists Build a Road to the South Pole
With a pioneering spirit, researchers in Antarctica are blazing a trail to the South Pole.
According to news releases, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has begun a three-year study into the possibility of driving much needed supplies across the frozen tundra. Before the route is approved for use, teams of scientists will map out and design a possible route suitable for the heavy Challenger 95 tractors pulling cargo sleds.
The Antarctic Sun reported that project manager, John Wright, and his team have finished the first and perhaps hardest phase of the 1,000-mile project.
Here Wright's team clears the crevasses with
dynamite before filling them with snow.
Photo from the Antarctic Sun