Antarctic research with Google Street View
In constant search of Google Street View of adventure on the world map has registered more than 8050000 km globe in more than 50 countries on 7 continents. In their series of Street View Collections, Google also took a chance to explore unique places around the world, such as the Galapagos Islands, the Grand Canyon, an underwater world of the oceans, and even some of the world's most famous art galleries and museums.
Street View team recently visited Antarctica, the Earth's southernmost continent. Consisting of 14, 0 million sq. M. km, it is the fifth-largest continent in the world. About 98% of the Antarctic ice-covered, average thickness 1, 9 km. In general, it is the cold, dry and windy continent.
The team visited the famous sights such as the Ceremonial South Pole, Scott's Hut and, of course, a colony of penguins!
The ceremonial South Pole
A short distance from the geographic South Pole is the Ceremonial South Pole, located in front of high-rise building of the station. It consists of a metal mirror ball mounted on a "striped" pedestal. Arranged in a circle flags of 12 countries who have signed the Antarctic Treaty, as a tribute to the preservation of its environment and focus on research and development.
Crescent Island Antarctica (South Shetland Islands) is shaped like a crescent and 420 acres, it is large nesting chinstrap.
The Cape Evans on Ross Island. Scott's Hut
Scott's hut - building located on the north shore of Cape Evans on Ross Island in Antarctica. It was built in 1911 by the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1913. (Also known as expedition Terra Nova) headed by Robert Falcon Scott. The hut was built in England and was brought here on the ship. This rectangular construction, 50 feet (15 meters) long and 25 feet wide (7, 6 m). Since 1917 the hut remained intact until 1956, when one of the members of the American expedition dug it out of the snow and ice. As it turned out, it has been preserved in excellent condition and it found many artifacts from earlier expeditions. Some of the exhibits were collected as gifts, but on the whole cabin was intact and retained its appearance as in 1917.
Breeding Adélie penguins
Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) - a type of penguin ordinary, common along the entire Antarctic coast, which is their only residence. They are one of the most southern birds such as the emperor penguin, South polar skuas, Wilson's storm petrels, snow petrel and Antarctic petrel. In 1840, French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville named them in honor of his wife Adele.
Laboratory of Dark Sector, the South Pole, Antarctica
Telescope South Pole (SPT) is a 10-meter (394 in) in diameter telescope disposed on the south pole Amundsen-Scott in Antarctica. Telescope for microwave radiation observations, millimeter waves and submillimeter waves in the regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, with a specific design for the measurement of weak, diffuse background emission space in the microwave range (SMV). The first major study SPT - aimed at the search for distant, massive clusters of galaxies through their interaction with the GMF, in order to limit the equation of state of dark energy - was completed in October 2011.
Center for the Study of icebergs
This building houses the equipment used for field operations in Antarctica. Researchers receive all the necessary equipment here before you go away for research.
Shackleton's Hut at Cape Royds on Ross Island
Shackleton's Hut served as a base for British Nimrod expedition of 1907-1909, one of the first attempts in the race to the geographic South Pole, led by the young Ernest Shackleton.