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January 19, 2015
Big Load: Cargo Operations Begin in McMurdo with Arrival of the MV Ocean Giant Big Load: Cargo Operations Begin in McMurdo with Arrival of the MV Ocean Giant

The cargo vessel chartered to resupply two of the National Science Foundation's research stations in Antarctica seems up to the task based on name alone. The MV OCEAN GIANT arrived at McMurdo Station on Jan. 26, with nearly seven million pounds of supplies.

January 21, 2015
NSF-Funded Antarctic Drilling Team is First to Sample Ice Sheet NSF-Funded Antarctic Drilling Team is First to Sample Ice Sheet "Grounding Zone"

Using a specially designed hot-water drill to cleanly bore through a half mile of ice, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded team of researchers has become the first ever to reach and sample the "grounding zone," where Antarctic ice, land and sea all converge.

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