The Best Place on Earth

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Sep 3, 2009
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... well, to observe astronomically, that is. It's been found, and it's not exactly your backyard: it's in Antarctica, and moreover in a fairly remote spot.

Universe Today has more details. I love the idea that this spot has the best atmospheric conditions on Earth yet found, but I wonder 1) how they're gonna build a big observatory there, and b) who will winter over to staff it?

And actually, c) will they stock a flamethrower?