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A long exposure to the cold
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- Title A long exposure to the cold
- Released 26/04/2013 12:00 pm
- Copyright IPEV/PNRA-Christophe
The ghostly figure of a Concordia base resident, whilst taking long exposure photographs of the stunning Antarctic scenery and stars.
The French–Italian Concordia station's programme of research includes glaciology, human biology and the atmosphere. ESA uses the base to prepare for future long-duration missions beyond Earth. During the winter, Concordia is under almost total darkness, with an average temperature of –51°C and a record low of –85°C. It is an ideal place to study the effects on small, multicultural teams isolated for long periods in an extreme, hostile environment.