AwE130 Miscellaneous Clippings
Antarctica vegetation seen by Byrd
13 Februari 1947, This means that there is vegetation on the south pole.
Byrd's expedition discovered two large bays, separated from the open sea by great ice barriers. The bays border a 2000-meter-high plateau, which probably extends to the South Pole. There was also an oasis, with green water, possibly related to hot springs.
Antarctica, ice desert with enigmatic oasis
30 July 1973, Still today not much is published about the oases.
A biologist from the University of South Dakota collects water samples containing antarctic protozoa in a pool oasis located in the middle of the pack ice.
( photos: National Science Foundation).
Work Aristotle discovered
6 June 1887, Work about the firmament by Aristotle.
From Vienna it is reported to the Times that a Greek scholar, Petros Papageorgin, at Philippopolis, discovered an ancient manuscript with some fragments of Aristotle's works. The manuscript probably dates from the fourteenth century and is 180 pages long.
German South Pole expedition 1938
18 December 1941, The German south pole expedition that claimed New Swabia on Antarctica.
In the winter of 1938 a German expedition, equipped with the most modern instruments for scientific research, left for the endless ice area of the South Pole. She was led by the pole explorer Alfred Ritscher, who wrote an extensive account of the preparations and the results of the trip, from which we derive the following.
Tunguska comet seen before impact
3 July 1908, Dutchman reports low flying comet over Netherlands just before Tunguska explosion.
One of our readers wrote to us: Yesterday evening on the West side of Leeuwarden standing on the Marsumer road, looking at the Northern sky, which at that time was bright and purple colored. I saw a beautiful sky phenomenon, namely a fiery ball with tail, it moved fairly fast from West to East.
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