The New York Times – Moonwalking on Planet Concordia

Monday, Oct. 8

I coined the term Planet Concordia to describe my own “alien” feeling while living here at Concordia Station. Walking around down here sometimes feels like you are on the surface of the moon or some other distant planet. You really don’t feel like you are still on Earth — and if you are, you are living back in the ice age. These can be dangerous and overpowering sensations to deal with, especially in the Antarctic winter darkness. And that holds true even at this time of year, when the temperature can be erratic but is expected to start increasing again after many months below minus-60 degrees Celsius (minus-76 Fahrenheit).

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The New York Times – Moonwalking on Planet Concordia

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