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Ligabue Magazine n° 73
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Antarctica

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Cristina Misischia

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Claudio Speranza - Enrico Massidda - Franco Cappon - Folco Quilici - Archivio Ligabue - Archivio Bruce Coleman Ltd.

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The scientists and technical operatives of the fourth Italian expedition to the Antarctic are preparing to leave for Terra Nova Bay, in the Ross Sea, where our blue and orange base awaits them, sealed against the ravages of the nine-month-long polar night by the members of the last mission.
They will be travelling the 20.000 kilometres from Europe to a continent of records: the Antarctic is the coldest of the continents, with the lowest temperature ever recorded of minus 89,6 Centigrade; it is the highest, with an average altitude of 2.500 metres, and it is the diest, almost as if it were the largest desert on Earth: its rainfall does not exceed an average of ten centimetres a year. It is also the windiest of the continent.

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